Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen holds a PhD from Linköping University, Sweden. She is assistant professor with the Public Administration and Policy Group at Wageningen University. She studies the effectiveness and legitimacy of global and multilevel sustainable development governance and the interaction between knowledge, values and institutions in such governance. Sylvia follows in particular the issues of accountability and legitimacy in global climate change institutions, the Sustainable Development Goals and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.