My name is Bjørnar Egede-Nissen. I’m a doctoral student from Norway living in Toronto, Canada. I study global climate politics and I am passionate about the environment. I believe that solving the multiple converging environmental issues is not only a matter of ethical stewardship of our natural heritage, but also an opportunity to make a better world. We have the chance to transform the world into a more just place, with an economic system that serves the needs of the many rather than the pleasure of the few, without destroying the world that sustains us.
I’m currently working on my PhD dissertation in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. I have specialized in international relations, comparative politics and global environmental politics and his dissertation is on the politics of coalitions in international climate change negotiations.
I previously have M.A. in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. For my master’s degree, I worked on the governance of geoengineering. I have also worked at the International Institute for Sustainable Development as a research assistant and consultant, researching how internet and communication technology can be used to better the lives of people and improve the health of the global environment.