SISE (Sylvia) Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen PhD MSc

SISE (Sylvia) Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen PhD MSc

Associate Professor

Sylvia is a political scientist with a PhD from Linköping University, Sweden. Her research is focused on understanding the key determinants of what makes global public governance processes on climate change and biodiversity exert influence and build legitimacy across levels. She is particularly interested in the role that accountability mechanisms plays in these processes and how to strengthen them to support action including through deliberation and learning. Sylvia is a member of the Task Force on Scenarios and Models for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and engages in analysis of and societal debates related to strengthening global environmental governance.

Selected publications:

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., K. Rietig and M. Scobie (2022). Agency dynamics of International Environmental Agreements: actors, contexts, and drivers. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 22(2): 353-372.

Gupta, A., S. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, N. Kamil, A. Ching and N. Bernaz (2021). Performing accountability: Face-to-face account-giving in multilateral climate transparency processes. Climate Policy 21(5): 616-634.

Pereira, L. M., K. K. Davies, E. den Belder, S. Ferrier, S. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, et al (2020). Developing multiscale and integrative nature–people scenarios using the Nature Futures Framework. People and Nature 2(4): 1172-1195.

Pickering J, McGee J, Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen S, and Wenta, J (2019) Global Climate Governance Between Hard and Soft Law: Can the Paris Agreement’s ‘Crème Brûlée’ Approach Enhance Ecological Reflexivity? Journal of Environmental Law (31): 1-28.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen SI, Groff M, Tamás PA, et al. (2018) Entry into force and then? The Paris agreement and state accountability. Climate Policy 18(5): 593-599.

Pickering J, McGee J, Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen S, et al. (2018) Global Climate Governance Between Hard and Soft Law: Can the Paris Agreement’s 'Crème Brûlée’ Approach Enhance Ecological Reflexivity? Transnational Environmental Law (0): 1-18.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen S, Dahl AL and Persson Å. (2018) The emerging accountability regimes for the Sustainable Development Goals and policy integration: Friend or foe? Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen S, Kok MTJ, Visseren-Hamakers IJ, et al. (2017) Mainstreaming biodiversity in economic sectors: An analytical framework. Biological Conservation 201(Part A, June): 145-156.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen SI. (2016a) Legitimacy. In: Ansell C and Torfing J (eds) Handbook of Theories of Governance. Edward Elgar 194-204.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen SI, Jollands N and Staudt L. (2012) Global Governance for Sustainable Energy: The Contribution of a Global Public Goods Approach. Ecological Economics 83(0): 11-18.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen SI and McGee J. (2013) Legitimacy in an Era of Fragmentation: The Case of Global Climate Governance. Global Environmental Politics 13(3): 56-78.