The Stockholm Resilience Centre was established on 1 January 2007.
The vision of the centre is a world where social-ecological systems are understood, governed and managed, to enhance human well-being and the capacity to deal with complexity and change, for the sustainable co-evolution of human civilizations with the biosphere.
"Our societies are an integrated part of the biosphere and dependent upon functioning ecosystems. That is why we need to manage ecosystems so that we can handle the future's challenges and maintain our capacity to evolve in a positive way," says scientific director Carl Folke.
The mission of Stockholm Resilience Centre is to advance research for governance and management of social-ecological systems to secure ecosystem services for human wellbeing and resilience for long-term sustainability. The Centre applies and further develops the scientific advancements of this research within practice, policy, and in academic training.
"By combining new forms of cooperation with a holistic perspective, we hope to generate the insights that are needed to strengthen societies' and the ecosystems' capacities to meet a world which spins faster and faster," says Folke.
The centre is placed under the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University but governed by an independent international board. The international board is responsible for the strategic direction of the centre, the scientific and communication achievements, the organisational structure and development, and the financial performance of the centre.
It collaborates closely with Albaeco with strategic science communication and training.
The centre is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra.
LOGOS AND PUBLICATIONS
Download "What is resilience?" (pdf, 2 MB)
Download Stockholm Resilience Centre Action Plan 2014-18 (pdf, 3.6 MB)
Download Mistra's mid term evaluation, 2013 (pdf, 995.4 kB)
Research news | 2017-09-24
Why it is high time for a more people-centred paradigm in Earth System science to better study the challenges of the Anthropocene
General news | 2017-08-29
Centre science director Carl Folke awarded the 2017 Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for his outstanding scientific work
Research news | 2017-08-25
Invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish outside Jamaica reveals need to improve collaboration within marine protected areas
Research news | 2017-08-21
Feed resources is the big challenge for expansion of marine aquaculture - not lack of suitable ocean space
Research news | 2017-08-19
Social innovation initiatives must be fit for the challenges of the Anthropocene
Research news | 2017-08-18
Collaborative governance not always fit for solving environmental problems, according to new review article in Science