SwedBio is a knowledge interface at Stockholm Resilience Centre contributing to poverty alleviation, equity, sustainable livelihoods and social-ecological systems rich in biodiversity. SwedBio enables knowledge generation, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, policy makers and scientists for development and implementation of policies and methods at multiple scales
SwedBio works with two interlinked components: 1) Knowledge Interface, and 2) Collaborative Programme.
In its knowledge interface role, SwedBio collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners with the aim to facilitate connections across knowledge systems and cultures, such as local, indigenous, policy makers and scientific knowledge, and between diverse actors such as practitioners, policy makers and scientists. The intention is to contribute to improved understanding, knowledge generation, management and good governance of social-ecological systems.
In the Collaborative Programme SwedBio contributes to a limited number of organisations and strategic initiatives in developing countries (low income countries and least developed countries) working on issues related to our objectives.
Together with partners, SwedBio has organised a number of multi-actor dialogues, which have contributed to important international policy and practice processes – all of which have relevance for developing countries.
SwedBio is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
SwedBio’s focal areas: SwedBio contribute to a number of policy, practice, science and methods development processes with a focus on six themes, or Thematic Focal Areas. Within all these themes three different approaches, or Functional Focal Areas, are applied. There are also a number of perspectives, or Cross-cutting issues, that underpin all SwedBio’s operations.
Research news | 2021-06-11
Getting the seafood sector’s big fish to swim together for sustainability
Centre researcher Jean-Baptiste Jouffray reflects on what it will take to get the world’s biggest seafood companies to transform and what science must do to help them
Research news | 2021-06-10
What to do with all the food from our oceans?
“Blue foods” have so much to offer. With life and livelihoods being the theme of World Ocean Day 2021, centre researcher Malin Jonell reflects on the role of seafood in food systems
Research news | 2021-06-09
Four signs the seafood industry is getting wiser about the ocean
“Bitter realities” remain but signs exist that seafood industry operations are starting to be more reflective of stewardship ideals
Research news | 2021-06-08
Six principles for a thriving Blue Economy
Increasing interactions between sectors like fishing, drilling and shipping risk side-lining efforts for ocean equity and sustainability. A new review provides guidelines for sustainably and more just use of the ocean
Research news | 2021-06-05
Getting to the bottom of the dark side of the seafood industry
Centre PhD student Frida Bengtsson explains the complexities of dealing with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and why she has never felt more hopeful than now
Research news | 2021-06-04
A better understanding of how tipping points work
Why the polar ice sheets are of particular importance for the stability of the climate system as a whole