Karin Bäckstrand is the Principal Investigator of Transformative Partnerships 2030. She leads work package 4 and co-leads work package 3. She is a Professor of Environmental Social Science in the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University.
Karin's research revolves around global environmental politics, non-state actors in climate change diplomacy after the Paris Agreement, the politics and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, and the democratic legitimacy of global governance. She is also Associate Senior at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra in Australia and is a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council.