Magnus joined SEI in January 2012. He has 5 years of professional experience in climate change research focussing on climate impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation. His consultancy and research work has spanned a range of different governance scales, including international organisations, national governments, multi-national corporations, non-profit sectors and local and city governments. He has consulted directly with organisations in a variety of sectors to scope and assess climate risks and plan adaptation. He has also worked in a research capacity, mainly at UK government and European level, to develop and assess tools and appraise adaptation policies.

Magnus is interested in how society can anticipate and respond to strategic threats and opportunities in just and sustainable ways. He is also interested to explore the potential role of private sector actors in adaptation within developing countries.

Prior to joining SEI Magnus worked for a climate change and environmental consultancy in the UK (AEA) and at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. He has a MA (Politics) from the University of Edinburgh and a MSc (Environmental Policy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.