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Jens Friis Lund

University of Copenhagen
Email: jens [at] ifro [period/dot]

A political ecologist, Jens Friis Lund’s research has focused on the politics of forestry, including the role of forestry in climate mitigation. In the past, he has studied various participatory forestry schemes as well as REDD+.

Jens’ current research focuses on the renewal of the promises of forest-based climate mitigation under the guise of Natural Climate Solutions. This includes the ways in which research and policy on Natural Climate Solutions render some future natures and nature-society relations possible and likely, while obscuring others.

Jens Friis Lund’s Website.


Tilsted, J., A. Bjørn, G. Majeau-Bettez and J.F. Lund 2021. Accounting matters: revisiting claims of decoupling and genuine green growth in Nordic countries. Ecological Economics 187, 107101

Bluwstein, J., A.P. Asiyanbi, A. Dutta, A. Huff, J.F. Lund, S. Paolo De Rosa and J. Steinberger 2021. Commentary: Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2, 666910.

Carton, W., J.F. Lund and K. Dooley 2021. Undoing equivalence: Rethinking carbon accounting for just carbon removal. Frontiers in Climate 3, 664130.

Sungusia, E., J.F. Lund and Y. Ngaga 2020. Decolonizing forestry: overcoming the symbolic violence of forestry education in Tanzania. Critical African Studies 12(3):354-371.

Carton, W, Asiyanbi, A., Beck, S., Buck, H.J. and J.F. Lund 2020. Negative emissions and the ‘long history’ of carbon dioxide removal. WIREs Climate Change e671.

Asiyanbi, A.P. and J.F. Lund 2020. Policy persistence: REDD+ between stabilization and contestation. Journal of Political Ecology 27(1): 378-400.

Lund*, J.F., Mabele, M.B., Sungusia, E and A. Scheba 2017. Promising change, delivering continuity: REDD+ as conservation fad. World Development 89:124-139.

Sungusia, E. and J.F. Lund 2016. Against all policies: landscape-level forest restoration in Tanzania. World Development Perspectives 3: 35–37.

Media Coverage

Dorndorf, T., W. Carton and J.F. Lund 2021. Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero” into twin targets. Climate Home News. May 11, 2021.

Asiyanbi, A. and J.F. Lund 2021. Too big to fail? REDD+ and the promise of forest-based climate mitigation. Blogpost. Undisciplined Environments.

Stabinsky, D., Carton, W., Dooley, K., Lund, J.F. and McAfee, K. 2020. Letter: Don’t rely on carbon offsets as a climate change solution. Financial Times. December 11, 2020.

Co-author among 40 other researchers 2020. 10 myths about net zero targets and carbon offsetting, busted. Climate Home News. December 11, 2020.

Carton, W. and J.F. Lund 2020. Guest post: Learning from the contentious history of ‘carbon removal’. Carbon Brief. 27. August 2020.

Lund, J. F., Amanzi, N. S., Baral, S., Basnyat, B., Chhetri, B. B. K., Eilenberg, M., Hansen, C. P., Lund, C., Mbeyale, G., Meilby, H., Ngaga, Y. M., Pokharel, R. K., Rayamajhi, S., Sungusia, E., Treue, T. 2019. Towards participatory forestry. Policy Brief. Copenhagen Centre for Development Research.

Rasmussen, M.B. and J.F. Lund 2018. Down to Earth: A New Vocabulary for Climate Justice from Bruno Latour. Glacierhub blogpost. December 19, 2018.