I am a Senior Policy Analyst with a law background. My core area of research is international environmental governance and law with a specific emphasis on biodiversity, protection of the marine environment and law of the sea and the Arctic. Before entering academia, I have 20 years of experience as a lead negotiator in international environmental negotiations for my native country Denmark and for the EU during Danish EU presidencies. From 2005 to 2007 I was Chairman of the Subsidiary Body on Technical, Technological and Scientific Advice (SBSTTA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).


Academic background

  • Master of Law, Copenhagen University (1983).


Professional experience

  • Senior Research Fellow Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2022)
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2013-2022)
  • Affiliated as researcher with The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Norway. (2016 – 2020).
  • Self-employed consultant (2013)
  • Senior International Adviser, Ministry of Environment, Denmark (1993 – 2013, with temporary assignments in between).
  • Research Fellow at the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan (2008 – 2010).
  • Associate Professor in International Environmental Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (2006 – 2008).
  • Deputy Head of Secretariat, Danish State Railways, Denmark (1991 – 1992).
  • Head of Section, Ministry of Environment, Denmark (1983 – 1991).


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