Jens Friis Lund

Jens Friis Lund


  • Section for Global Development

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frb. C, Bygning B, 1. sal, Building: 1.206A

    Phone: +45 35 33 17 67Mobile: +45 20 62 77 06

I am professor of political ecology at the University of Copenhagen. My research interests include questions of inequality, justice and knowledge hierarchies in the context of socio-environmental change. I am engaged in debates on climate change and societal prosperity through teaching, research, science communication and activism. In 2019, I co-founded the independent researcher-based ‘Klima- og Omstillingsrådet’, which contributes to Danish debates on climate and green transformation from an interdisciplinary and justice-based perspective. I have been awarded prizes for my democratic engagement in Danish public debates and civil society organizing around climate change. Previous and ongoing research includes the politics of negative emissions technologies, REDD+, forestry, wildlife conservation and land management with a geographical focus on Denmark, Tanzania, Nepal and Ghana. I am course responsible for courses ‘Environmental Justice’ and ‘Political Ecology’ and teach global political economy and social change in the online course ‘Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation’. I presently coordinate the secretariat for the global political ecology network POLLEN and serve on the editorial boards for the non-profit, open-access journals ‘Journal of Political Ecology’ (advisory) and ‘Rural Landscapes’ and on the Academic Council of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Den nye, farlige form for klimaskepsis

    Lund, Jens Friis & Gaarsmand Jacobsen, S., 31 Mar 2019, In : Politiken. p. 5-6 (sektion 2) 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

  2. Published

    Promising change, delivering continuity: REDD+ as conservation fad

    Lund, Jens Friis, Sungusia, E., Mabele, M. B. & Scheba, A., 2017, In : World Development. 89, p. 124–139 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Territoriality by conservation in the Selous-Niassa corridor in Tanzania

    Bluwstein, J. & Lund, Jens Friis, 2018, In : World Development. 101, p. 453-465 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


  1. Hal Koch Prisen

    Lund, Jens Friis (Recipient), 5 Nov 2018

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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