Core Team

The core team of the TRANSGOV project is based at Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands.

Aarti Gupta is principal investigator of the TRANSGOV project. She is a Professor of Global Environmental Governance with the Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University. Her research is in the field of global environmental and climate governance, with a focus on transparency and accountability and the challenges of anticipatory governance of novel technologies, including climate engineering. She has published extensively in these fields, including the edited volume, Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives (2014, MIT Press). She holds a PhD from Yale University and is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Earth System Governance Research Alliance.

Ina Möller has a background in political science and sustainability studies and specializes in climate governance and complex systems, with an interest in the social dynamics that link climate science and policy making. Originally from Germany, Ina completed her PhD and MSc degrees at Lund University in Sweden. Her research has focused on emergence of climate geoengineering as a new type of solution to address climate change. She is now expanding this focus by studying the role of major emitters in international climate politics and their engagement with climate transparency. She works as a postdoctoral research fellow within the TRANSGOV project, engaging in co-supervision, coordination, outreach and research activities.

Robert Bergsvik has a background in political science and international relations, with a focus on critical political economy and global governance. Originally from Norway, he has a master`s degree in political science from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Before joining Wageningen University, he was a research fellow with the Science Communication & Society group at Leiden University, where he analysed the culture of public engagement at Dutch research institutions. He is one of two TRANSGOV PhDs, with a focus on unpacking widely assumed linkages between climate transparency, trust and accountability. He is also assessing how the advent of digitally-enabled ‘radical transparency’ upends these relationships.

Susanne Konrad has an interdisciplinary background in sustainability studies, climate change governance and international forest ecosystem management. Originally from Germany, she spent the last 6 and half years in Copenhagen, where she completed her Masters degree and subsequently worked for a UNEP Collaboration Center, based at the Technical University of Denmark. There she worked closely with developing countries on transparency under the 2015 Paris Agreement, mostly in South East Asia but also globally. She is one of two TRANSGOV PhDs, with a focus on conceptualizing and empirically analyzing the political effects of capacity building initiatives now underway to support developing countries in engaging with UNFCCC climate transparency systems.