Mikael Karlsson (Dr) is a Senior Researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is an agronomist and holds a PhD in Environmental and Energy Systems. His research focuses on environmental science and policy, including chemicals risk management, climate and energy policy, marine governance and sustainable supply chain management. Mikael has long served as an expert on various public committees, boards and in High Level Groups on environmental issues, in Sweden and at the European Commission. He is a frequent participant and delegate at EU, OECD, WTO and UNEP meetings. In 2002-2014, Mikael was the President of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. He has also chaired several other NGOs and is a Senior Partner at 2050 Consulting. He has been EEB President since 2005.