Collste is part of the project ‘AdaptEcon: Adapting to a new economic reality’. AdaptEcon is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU in the frame of H2020 and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. Collste’s part of the project focuses on integrated assessment tools and modeling for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of the AdaptEcon project, Collste is working towards a joint PhD from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockhlm University (Sustainability Science) and CERDI at Université Clermont Auvergne (Economics), in Clermont Ferrand, France. Collste is also working with SwedBio’s African Dialogues on The World In 2050.
Collste has worked within the associated negotiation processes at the United Nations on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs for the European Union.
Before joining Stockholm Resilience Centre, he was product manager for insurance and finance at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen).
Collste has a background in System Dynamics and holds a joint European Master in System Dynamics from the University of Bergen and the New University of Lisbon. He also holds an MSc in Business Administration from Radboud University (Netherlands), an MSc in Political Sciences from Uppsala University and a BSc in Political Sciences with Economics as major from Uppsala University.
Collste is a member of the Balaton Group - a global network for collaboration on systems thinking and sustainability. He is affiliated with the Millennium Institute where he has worked on the system dynamics-based model Threshold 21 iSDG. He is a member of the System Dynamics Society.
Awards and achievements:
Research news | 2018-10-17
Club of Rome report states that inequality reduction and new economic models are necessary for long-term economic and planetary stability
Research news | 2018-07-10
The World in 2050 initiative launches new report outlining synergies and benefits that render the goals achievable
Research news | 2017-10-16
How investments in solar energy go beyond access to electricity to positively affect people’s life expectancy and years of schooling
2018 - Journal / article
We have built a simulation model (Earth3) to help answer two research questions: How many of the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be achieved by 2030? And: What will be the resulting pressure on 9 planetary boundaries (PBs)? Our tentative answer is that he world will not reach all SDGs by 2030, nor by 2050, and that the global safety margin (the buffer between the human impact and planetary boundaries) will cont...
2018 - Journal / article
2018 - Report
The dual adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with the Paris Climate Agreement, both in 2015, represents a global turning point. We have never before had such a universal development plan for people and planet. For the first time in human history the world has agreed on a democratically adopted roadmap for humanity’s future, which aims at attaining socially inclusive and highly aspirational socio-e...
2017 - Journal / article
Coherently addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires planning tools that guide policy makers. Given the integrative nature of the SDGs, we believe that integrative modelling techniques are especially useful for this purpose. In this paper, we present and demonstrate the use of the new System Dynamics based iSDG family of models. We use a national model for Tanzania to analyse impacts of substantial investments i...