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Ina Möller

PhD Candidate

Political Science
Areas of expertise

  • Politics of climate change
  • Science-Policy interface


In my PhD project, I deal with the complexity of actors and institutions involved in the Climate Engineering (or “Geoengineering”, i.e. large scale, intentional methods to influence the Earth's climate) debate, focusing on the governance and legitimization of controversial research in particular. In the process, I am mapping out the actors involved in governing Climate Engineering and identify causes for and consequences of the contemporary institutional structure. My research contributes to the project “Navigating institutional complexity in global climate governance: causes, consequences and responses”, a cooperation between Lund University and the Swedish Environment Institute funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas.


PhD course: Global Environmental Governance Today - Actors, Institutions, Complexity.

Masters course: Power, Politics and the Environment

Bachelors courses: Environmental Governance; Experts and Democracy


Zelli, Fariborz, Ina Möller & Harro van Asselt. 2017. Institutional complexity and private authority in global climate governance: The cases of climate engineering, REDD+, and short-lived climate pollutants. Environmental Politics. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1319020 (forthcoming)



Ina Möller
E-mail: ina.moller [at]

Doctoral student

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 89 41

+46 73 904 09 54




Ina Möller is a PhD candidate in Political Science with a degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and a degree in sustainability science from Lund University.

Research Groups

Environmental Politics Research Group

EPRG has ever since it was formed in the late 1990's promoted research and education on issues related to the politics of environmental change. Today the EPRG comprises around 15 senior researchers and PhD students whose research focuses on chief challenges of global and domestic environmental politics.

Ongoing Research Projects

Navigating institutional complexity in global climate governance: causes, consequences and responses

The project seeks to generate novel insights into the shape, causes and consequences of this institutional complexity for three key areas: geoengineering, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and short-lived climate pollutants. Based on these insights, we seek to develop approaches to mitigate conflicts and enhance synergies among institutions.

media appearances

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences