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Postdoctoral fellow in environmental science, Concordia University

Anders Bjørn is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography Planning and Environment at Concordia University. He obtained a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 2011 where he went on to receive a PhD in environmental life cycle assessment in 2015. Anders’ current research revolves around the recent trend of companies setting emission reduction targets informed by the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris Agreement. His overall research goal is to understand the potential impact of such science-based targets and net zero targets on global emissions. To do this, he is 1) reviewing and comparing the methods that are available for companies to set emission reduction targets, 2) studying the methodological choices of companies and the quantitative effect on targets, 3) analyzing companies’ reported progress against their targets, and 4) reviewing the broader literature on science-based targets to understand their indirect effect on other actors, such as investors and regulators. Anders is also interested in corporate targets for environmental issues other than climate change (water consumption, land use, emissions of nutrients, etc.) and he is a member of Working Group 5 of the Earth Commission tasked with examining methods for translating global environmental goals to companies and cities.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia University


  • 2015 
    The Technical University of Denmark, PhD