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Terese Thoni

About my project

My PhD project examines the role of science in the international climate negotiations. It seeks answers to questions regarding, where and how, scientific results have the greatest influence on political decisions. The project highlights the climate negotiation mechanisms and follows the emergence and development of new negotiation topics.

To frame the project, two negotiation areas under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are used as case studies: Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation, and carbon stored in coastal marine ecosystems (so called Coastal Blue Carbon). I combine methods such as participant observation, interviews and text analysis.

My PhD project is partly financed through the Swedish Energy Agency’s research programme International Climate Politics.

About me

I have a BSc in Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Politics and a BSc in Political Science from Gothenburg University. I hold a Master’s degree in Environmental Science with specialisation in Applied Climate Strategies from Lund University. My Master’s thesis dealt with climate change induced migration.

I started as a Ph.D. student in December 2013 and am currently enrolled in the ClimBEco Graduate Research School (2014-2016).

My main research interests concerns mechanisms of climate governance, in particular at the international level. In 2012 I did an internship with the Adaptation Programme of the secretariat of the UNFCCC. I attended the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC in 2012 and 2013. I have also participated in UNFCCC organised technical workshops and inter-sessional negotiations.


Blue Carbon report

Blue Carbon and Ecosystembased Adaptation: Mapping of Arenas (2016)

This mapping provides an overview of different types of arenas where the two concepts Ecosystembased adaptation (EbA) and Blue Carbon (BC) are discussed. This report looks at where these topics are negotiated and contextualised, and displays how different arenas and actors are interlinked within and between these two issues.

Authors: Terese Göransson, Markku Rummukainen

Download the report here

CEC Report 01: Climate Services - Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and Sweden

Climate Services - Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and Sweden (2014)

This report is a result of a cooperation project between Lund University in Sweden and the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, KNMI, in the Netherlands. The report presents the results of the mapping, including the use of the term climate services, existing climate services portfolios, how these services are developed and how they are communicated to the users of the services.

Authors: Terese Göransson and Markku Rummukainen

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Markku Rummukainen


Johannes Stripple


Climate change, UNFCCC, climate governance, coastal blue carbon, ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Terese Thoni
E-mail: terese [dot] thoni [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC)

+46 46 222 17 94

+46 73 695 09 19


Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund


Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund