D.A.M. Engström Stenson MSc

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PhD candidate


Daniel E Stenson is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) and a climate policy analyst at think tank Fores.

Daniel has a particular interest in global climate governance, including the UNFCCC-negotiations which he has been following as an observer since 2009, and emissions trading. He has published a number of policy reports and debate articles related to international climate policy and emissions trading, and is frequently participating and moderating public events on these topics. He is often used as an expert by media, including multiple appearances on Swedish Radio.

Daniel is chairing the Fores reference group for international climate policy.

Before starting as a PhD candidate at IVM, Daniel was heading the Fores programme for climate and environmental policies for five years. He has also served at the Swedish mission to the United Nations, where he also carried out a traineeship.


Daniel's research is focusing on the concept of 'Climate Clubs' and the increasing number of minilateral initiatives surrounding the UN-led climate negotiations at the UNFCCC.

The aim of the research is to better understand why states initiate and join these initiatives, and how the size and characteristics of these clubs effects the effectiveness of the initiatives.

Academic training


PhD Candidate at the Environmental Policy Analysis Group,
Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2007-2008MSc International Relations, Malmö University, Sweden
BSsc International Relations, Malmö University, Sweden

Professional employment history

Climate Policy Analyst, Fores, Stockholm, Sw
2010-2015Program manager, Climate Policies, Fores, Stockholm, Sweden
2009Attaché, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, NY
2008-2009Coordinator, Fores, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected publications

Widerberg, O. & Engström Stenson, D. (2013). Climate clubs and the UNFCCC. Fores Study, 3, 1–52.