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Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær
Post Doc Researcher

Phone: 
(+45) 3532 9500
Email: 
Lau.blaxekjaer@nias.ku.dk
Research areas: 

Asia and the Arctic

Presentation: 
 
Researcher at NIAS, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen.
 
Guest researcher at Technical University of Denmark.

External engagements:· Member of United Nations Office for Sustainable Development’s Expert Group (2018-).

Selected publications: 
Peer-reviewed articles & book chapters 
Graap, T., Ingólfsdóttir, A, and Blaxekjær, L. (eds.), 2018. The Future of the North: Sustainability in the Nordic
Countries. Metropolis.
Blaxekjær, L. (Forthcoming). The emergence and spread of green growth. Environmental Politics (Volume,
number, and pages not available).
Blaxekjær, L. (Forthcoming). Diplomatic Learning and Trust. How the Cartagena Dialogue Brought UN Climate
Negotiations Back on Track. Global Environmental Politics. (Volume, number, and pages not available).
Blaxekjær, L., 2016. New practices and narratives of environmental diplomacy, In. Gustavo Sosa-Nunez
and Ed Atkins, Environment, Climate Change and International Relations, E-IR publications. 127-142.
Online open access at www.e-ir.info
Blaxekjær, L., 2015. Korea as Green Middle Power: Green Growth Strategic Action in the Field of Global
Environmental Governance. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. Published online 29 November 2015.
 
Non-peer revied articles & book chapters
Blaxekjær, L., 29 January 2016. COP21. Diplomati er vejen til globale aftaler (Analysis of the result of COP21
and role of diplomacy). In Danish Daily Newspaper Politiken.
Blaxekjær, L., 3 December 2015. COP21. Nye alliancer viser vej til en aftale (Analysis of COP21). In Danish
Daily Newspaper Politiken.
Blaxekjær, L., 17 December 2015. Syv fortællinger om Kina på COP21 (Analysis of China at COP21). On a
dedicated climate politics blog – Klimapanelet.
Blaxekjær, L., 5 June 2015. Leder vejen til Paris også til et bedre klima? (Analysis of the EU’s climate goals
and preparations for COP21. On the European Commission’s Danish blog www.europatrenul.com
Blaxekjær, L. 22 October 2015. I klimakampen er USA vinder og Danmark taber (Analysis of USA and Denmark
leading up to COP21). On a dedicated climate politics blog – Klimapanelet.
Blaxekjær, L. and Hansen, T., 2015. Historien om FNs COP-møder. [The history of UN COP meetings]. In: A. A.
Pedersen (ed), Klimakrisen [The Climate Crisis], Copenhagen: Forlaget Rosenkilde. 16 pages.
Blaxekjær, L., 2015. Asien – Kina nægter at lade sig kue [Asia – China stands up]. In: A. A. Pedersen (ed),
Klimakrisen [The Climate Crisis], Copenhagen: Forlaget Rosenkilde. 16 pages.
 
NON-PEER-REVIEWED MONOGRAPHS AND REPORTS
Blaxekjær, L. and Olsen, M. M. (forthcoming). Green Growth Dialogue 2017: Food Security in the Arctic
through Small and Large Scale Aquaponics and Hydroponics. University of the Faroe Islands Project No. FFSSD-
2017.03.
Blaxekjær, L. 2017. Report from Nordic Sustainable Universities Conference From campus planning to
learning outcomes. 27-28 October 2016, Faroe Islands. University of the Faroe Islands Project No. FF-SSD-
2017.02.
Blaxekjær, L. 2017. Green Growth Dialogue. Report from NORA funded project 2015-2016. University of
the Faroe Islands Project No. FF-SSD-2017.01.
Blaxekjær, L., Chin-Yee, S., Kallbekken, S., Nielsen, T.D. and Sælen, H., 2015. Building Bridges with the
African Group of Negotiators. Internal Report for The Nordic Working Group for Global Climate
Negotiations (NOAK), Nordic Council of Ministers.
 
 
 
 

 

Recent activities: 

COURSES AND ACADEMIC SUPERVISION

Spring 2018 Supervising 7 Master’s theses, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Spring 2018 Developed and teaching Master’s course on climate governance narratives (7,5 ECTS).

June 2017 Developed intensive Master’s and PhD course on Science Diplomacy in the Arctic (5 ECTS, to be taught in connection with Arctic Circle 2017).

June 2017 Developed and taught intensive Master’s and PhD course on Green Growth Dialogue, Faroe Islands (5 ECTS).
 
Spring 2017 Co-developed and taught a Practice Learning course (25 ECTS). Academic supervisor of 2 Master’s theses and 7 practice learning reports.
 
Autumn 2016 Developed and taught 3 Master’s courses: Governance and Sustainable Management in the Faroe Islands (10 ECTS); West Nordic Geopolitics from a Faroese Perspective (10 ECTS); and Green Student-House Projects (10 ECTS). University of the Faroe Islands.
 
May 2016 Developed and taught intensive Master’s course on Green Growth Dialogue, Nuuk (5 ECTS).