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Dr Mathieu Blondeel is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) department of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of VU Amsterdam.

Previously, he obtained a PhD at Ghent University (Belgium) in International Relations and worked as Research Fellow at the Warwick Business School (UK).

His work is situated at the intersection of global energy and climate politics. Currently he is working on a variety of issues, with a primary focus on the geopolitics of energy system transformation and the political economy of the global oil industry.

Mathieu lectures at VU Amsterdam in the MSc Political Science, the MSc Environment & Resource Management and the Msc Global Environmental Change & Policy. He also supervises MSc dissertations.


Global Energy Politics & Governance; Global Climate Politics & Governance; Energy System Transformation; Geopolitics.


2019: PhD International Politics – Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS), Ghent University, Belgium.

2015: MSc International Politics – Ghent University, Belgium.

2013: BSc Political Science – Ghent University, Belgium.

2013: Programme d'études politiques annuel - Institut d'études politiques, Aix-en-Provence, France

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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