International Advisory Board

Professor Duncan McLaren

Lancaster Environment Centre, Linköping University, and advisor to Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)



Duncan McLaren is currently a part-time Research Fellow and Professor in Practice at the Lancaster Environment Centre, and a visiting researcher at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests extend from cities and sustainability, to climate change, energy and geoengineering, with particular focus on the interactions of technology, behaviour and politics, and on issues of justice arising in these areas and the consequences for policy. He has written widely on these topics in both scholarly and popular forms. He has advised on several research projects on energy, climate and geoengineering topics, and has previously served on the research Councils’ Energy Programme Advisory Council, the UK Government’s Energy Research Partnership and as an advisor to the Virgin Earth Challenge, for the development of a commercially viable, scalable and sustainable form of carbon removal. Previously he worked for many years in environmental research and advocacy, most recently as Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland from 2003 until 2011, where he was influential in the adoption of world leading climate change legislation by the Scottish Parliament.