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 | 2019-07-25
Ten years after the original publication of the Planetary Boundaries concept, researchers makes an in-depth analysis of academic research and discussion generated by the concept
Research news | 2019-02-28
Second dialogue on Africa’s contribution to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals focused on agriculture and food systems
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
2019 - Journal / article
Background : The Planetary Boundaries concept (PBc) has emerged as a key global sustainability concept in international sustainable development arenas. Initially presented as an agenda for global sustainability research, it now shows potential for sustainability governance. We use the fact that it is widely cited in scientific literature (>3500 citations) and an extensively studied concept to analyse how it has been used and...
2019 - Report
How can transformed agriculture and food systems in Africa contribute to reaching the SDGs within the planetary boundaries? How do the visions for agriculture and food systems in Africa align to the perspectives expressed in global scenarios? THE SECOND AFRICAN DIALOGUE on The World in 2050 (TWI2050) brought together stakeholders to discuss pathways to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), within the planetary bou...
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...