Mathias Fridahl holds a PhD in Water and Environmental Studies (2013) on the topic Historical responsibility: Assessing the past in international climate negotiations, a bachelor in Human Ecology from Gothenburg University and a master in Environmental History from Linköping University.
In autumn 2008, he was a guest researcher at the International Virtual Institute of Global Change at the Energy Planning Program (COPPE), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has received several scholarships to study UN climate negotiations and has attended the 2010 UNEP/UEF training course for climate change negotiators. Since 2006, Fridahl has attended 16 sessions of UN Climate Change Conferences/Talks and the IPCC. He has also been entrusted to act as UNFCCC’s (since 2010) and IPCC (since 2014) designated contact points for Linköping University. Fridahl is an appreciated teacher and course leader at post- and undergraduate studies in subjects spanning from engineering and biology to environmental and political science.
Fridahl has acted as reviewer of book chapters and journal articles for publishing houses such as Tylor and Francis, Earthscan, Routledge, and Wiley.
Fridahl currently works at the unit of Environmental Change, department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University. He is affiliated with the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, working within projects revolving around premises for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) as well as international governance arrangements and the development and implementation phases of climate actions in developing countries.