Christian Azar

Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory.

Christian Azar’s background is in physics and he is currently a professor of energy and environment at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His research focuses on climate change mitigation strategies (including energy systems modeling, technology assessment and policy analysis).

He is the author of the popular science book “Makten över klimatet” originally published in Swedish but also available in Chinese and English. He has been a policy advisor to two Swedish Prime Ministers, to all Swedish environment ministers between 2002 and 2014, and to the EU commissioner for the Environment (Margot Wallström, 2001-2004).

Furthermore, he has published more than one hundred scientific papers and reports on energy, climate and the environment, around a hundred articles for the popular press and has been a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2009 he was selected the most influential person in Sweden when it comes to environmental issues.
Please visit the database Chalmers research​, to see which research projects Christian participates in. 
​Read more ​about Christian's book "Makten över klimatet" here. ​

Published: Fri 25 May 2012. Modified: Wed 17 May 2017