Karl Hallding is a Senior Research Fellow at SEI where is a Research Leader on the global SEI Research Directorate.
He has extensive experience from international co-operation on environment and sustainable development since the mid 1980’s, with focus on the growing global importance of China and other emerging economies.
Hallding’s current work involves analysis of the changing dynamics of geopolitics and sustainable development, and scenario analysis to explore environmentally related opportunities and threats in relation to future development options.
In the late 1990’s Karl spend two years with the Swedish Embassy in Beijing building political level environmental co-operation between Sweden and China. He has been lead author of several high profile reports and book chapter for institutions such as UNDP, OECD, Swedish Government, Sida, Nordic Council of Ministers and the Swedish National Defence College.
Before joining SEI in 2000 he had a two year posting as environmental advisor with the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. From 1990 to 1998 he was responsible for China co-operation at the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. Karl is a graduate from Stockholm University’s East Asia Progamme (1990) and has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (1980).