Jens Friis Lund

Jens Friis Lund


I am professor of political ecology at the Global Development section, Department of Food and Resource Economics. I am part of the independent researcher-based ‘Klima- og Omstillingsrådet’ that contributes to Danish debates on climate and green transformation from an interdisciplinary and justice-based perspective.

Primary fields of research

My research concerns inequality, justice and knowledge hierarchies in the context of socio-environmental change including how our understanding environmental change and drivers of such change is inevitably political. Empirically I have worked on forestry, conservation, rural development and climate change.

Current research

I am presently involved in research on the politics of environment and development interventions, specifically forest-based carbon removal and negative emissions technologies in the context of climate mitigation.


I am course responsible for the courses ‘Environmental Justice’, ‘Political Ecology’ and teach global climate governance and strategies for change in the course ‘Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation’

Possible conflicts of interest

Through my research, teaching and societal engagement activities, I often collaborate with and/or give invited talks and offer advice to public agencies, companies and civil society groups. In none of these cases do I personally receive remuneration.

In April 2023 I entered the board of the Danish Board of Technology (after the purchase of the organisation DeltagerDanmark). For this, I receive a standard honorarium.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Den nye, farlige form for klimaskepsis

    Lund, Jens Friis & Jacobsen, Stefan Gaarsmand, 31 Mar 2019, In: Politiken. p. 5-6 (sektion 2) 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

  2. Published

    Promising change, delivering continuity: REDD+ as conservation fad

    Lund, Jens Friis, Sungusia, E., Mabele, M. B. & Scheba, A., 2017, In: World Development. 89, p. 124–139 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Territoriality by conservation in the Selous-Niassa corridor in Tanzania

    Bluwstein, J. & Lund, Jens Friis, 2018, In: World Development. 101, p. 453-465 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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