KTH Royal Institute of Technology


KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden’s largest technical university. The Division of Environmental Strategies Research (fms) carries out interdisciplinary research in the following fields: sustainability and environmental assessments, environmental economics, environmental sociology, sustainable urban and rural development, futures studies for sustainability and policy analysis.

fms develops and applies methods such as life cycle assessment (LCA), social LCA, life cycle costing, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, material flow analysis, cultural analysis, discourse analysis, policy analysis, explorative scenarios, backcasting, contingent valuation methods, choice experiments and cost benefit analysis. We apply these methods on a number of areas such as policy, planning, urban development, buildings, ICT, media, transportation, consumption, solid waste management, infrastructure, ecosystem services, energy systems, and food.


Professor Göran Finnveden’s main research interest is the use and development of LCA and other sustainability assessment tools. His contributions include both methodological development and case studies. He also works with environmental policy. Application areas include buildings, energy, ICT, transportation, urban development and waste management. He is also KTH’s vice-president for sustainable development. He is a member of the editorial boards of four scientific journals, the scientific advisory board of the Joint Program Initiative Urban Europe, the scientific advisory board of the Finnish Environment Institute, the board of the International Sustainable Campus Network and the Swedish Scientific Council for Sustainable Development. He leads subproject 4.

Kristin Stamyr is a researcher at fms, where she works with LCA methodology. She has a background in chemical engineering and holds a PhD in medical science, with specialization in toxicology. Kristin works in subproject 4.