Nicklas Forsell

Nicklas Forsell researched the use of optimization models to analyze the links between forest, agricultural, and energy planning.

Nicklas Forsell studied the links between bioenergy, forestry, and agriculture.

Originally from Sweden, Forsell came to IIASA from MINES ParisTech in France.

Bioenergy provides an alternative and renewable source of energy, but since bioenergy and biofuels are produced on the same forests and cropland that are used for wood and food production, it’s important to weigh the costs and impacts. Forsell’s research examined how much bioenergy can be produced sustainably, while also preserving agriculture and forest resources. His work focused on environmental and economic consequences of policies, with the goal of providing useful information for policymakers.

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Funding: IIASA Postdoctoral Program

Nationality: Swedish

Program: Ecosystems Services and Management Program

Dates: September 2012 – January 2013

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Lauri, Pekka, Forsell, Nicklas, Di Fulvio, Fulvio , Snäll, T., & Havlik, Petr (2021). Material substitution between coniferous, non-coniferous and recycled biomass – Impacts on forest industry raw material use and regional competitiveness. Forest Policy and Economics e132, e102588. 10.1016/j.forpol.2021.102588.

Nascimento, L., Kuramochi, T., Moisio, M., Hans, F., de Vivero, G., Gonzales-Zuñiga, S., Smit, S., Lui, S., Schiefer, T., Mooldijk, S., Wong, J., de Castro Dias, E., Höhne, N., van Soest, H., Dafnomilis, I., Chen, H.H., den Elzen, M., Forsell, N., Batka, M. , & Gusti, M. (2021). Greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios for major emitting countries – Analysis of current climate policies and mitigation commitments: 2021 Update. NewClimate Institute

Kuramochi, T., Nascimento, L., Moisio, M., den Elzen, M., Forsell, N., van Soest, H., Tanguy, P., Gonzales, S., Hans, F., Jeffery, M.L., Fekete, H., Schiefer, T., de Villafranca Casas, M.J., De Vivero-Serrano, G., Dafnomilis, I., Roelfsema, M., & Höhne, N. (2021). Greenhouse gas emission scenarios in nine key non-G20 countries: An assessment of progress toward 2030 climate targets. Environmental Science & Policy 123, 67-81. 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.015.

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