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Jakob Skovgaard

PhD| Senior Lecturer

Political Science

Main research: 

  • International Environmental politics
  • EU climate policy

Current research: 

My research interests focus on the interaction between the international and the domestic levels of climate governance, and between economic and environmental objectives in climate policy. More specifically, my research has focused on mitigation targets, mitigation policy instruments, climate finance and fossil fuel subsidy reform. Currently, I am currently undertaking research concerning how international economic institutions (such as the G20 and the OECD) and domestic finance ministries have influenced international climate politics. Besides this research project, I have undertaken research on EU climate politics, including the EU reduction targets, contributions to climate finance and ETS reform.


Jakob Skovgaard
E-mail: jakob.skovgaard [at]


Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 97 76



Senior Lecturer

Jakob holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, and prior to joining the Department he worked in the international climate change team at the Danish Ministry of Finance including during the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen.

Research Environment

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