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 | 2022-01-10
Peter Jørgensen receives European Research Council starting grant
The grant consists of 1,5 million Euro over five years for studying the emergence of new problem species in agriculture and human health
Research news | 2021-12-16
Freshwater biodiversity must be given a higher priority
Research and conservation of freshwater biodiversity is lagging behind. Researchers propose 15 priorities to improve knowledge on biodiversity in lakes, rivers, ponds and wetlands
Research news | 2021-12-14
Turning tension into transformation
Too much time is spent debating which agenda for change is best, instead of finding ways to facilitate better interactions among different interests
Research news | 2021-12-14
Global Resilience Partnership releases report on their work at COP26
The report synthesises the key overarching messages from their activities at the conference and offers guidance for future actions towards COP27
Research news | 2021-12-13
In a warming world the ocean will struggle as a carbon sink
Biological feedbacks mean the ocean will struggle to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as expected
Research news | 2021-12-08
Getting a more complete picture of our impact on nature
New metric can help investors, companies, cities, and governments track their environmental impacts beyond greenhouse gas emissions