Beijer Fellows

Victor Galaz | Associate Professor, Programme Director

Victor Galaz is programme director for the Beijer research programme Governance and Complexity. He is also deputy director and associate professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre as well as senior academy fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where he co-leads the programme Global Economic Dynamic and the Biosphere's work on financial systems, and their connection to large-scale environmental change with global non-linear climate repercussions.

Research profile summary
• Political science
• Global environmental governance
• Planetary boundaries
• Financial systems
• Emerging technologies
• Environmental change and human health

Victor Galaz




Galaz has extensive experience as research leader in interdisciplinary projects exploring various dimensions of complex adaptive systems from his work as research theme leader (years 2006-2015) at the Stockholm Resilience Centre; Deputy Science Director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre; Acting Executive Director (2014-2015) at the Royal Swedish Academy; project leader for the project “Earth system finance” (2016-ongoing); co-lead of the Lancet Commission on Human Health and Climate Change (2013-2015), Researcher and theme leader in the international research consortium Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa (DDDAC), together with STEPS Centre (UK), Institute for Development Studies (UK) and others (2012-2016); Member of the Convention on Biological Diversity Liaison Expert group on geo-engineering (2011-2012); and Advisor to the EU High-Level Group on Innovation Policy Management (2017).

Among his publications are articles in journals including The Lancet; International Environmental Agreements; Trends in Environment and Evolution; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; Global Environmental Change; Ecological Economics; Public Administration; Environmental Politics; Governance; Complexity, Governance and Networks; Nature Climate Change; Science and others.
He is also the author of the book Global Environmental Governance, Technology and Politics - The Anthropocene Gap (Edward Elgar, 2015).
Dr. Victor Galaz participates actively to international and national public discussions about global sustainability, politics and technology, and is a regular writer in Swedish newspaper media, and in international media outlets like The Guardian.
He is also the co-funder of the Biosphere Code.