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Ina Möller

PhD Candidate

Political Science
Areas of expertise

  • Politics of climate change
  • Climate geoengineering


In my PhD project, I deal with the complexity of actors and institutions involved in the debate around climate engineering or “Geoengineering”, i.e. large scale, intentional methods to regulate the Earth's climate including methods that remove carbon dioxide from ambient air or that increase the Earth's reflectivity. My research focuses on the governance and legitimization of controversial research through scientific advocacy, and on the effects that such advocacy could have on political systems. It contributes to the project “Navigating institutional complexity in global climate governance: causes, consequences and responses”, 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



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Ina Möller
E-mail: ina [dot] moller [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

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 who researches the politics of climate geoengineering. She has 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.

Earth System Governance Project

ESG is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change, and has taken up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. The normative context of this research is sustainable development; earth system governance is not only a question of institutional effectiveness, but also of political legitimacy and social justice.

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

Listen to and their Podcast on geoengineering



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