Project and partner websites
Here you will find an overview of projects, programmes and other initiatives where we are either organiser or partner
Amazon Governance to Enable Transformation to Sustainability (AGENTS)
The AGENTS project seeks to evaluate promising individual and collective transformations involving land-use practices in the Amazon basin, including conditions that promote or inhibit the reconciliation of environmental conservation and agricultural production.
AMResilience is a project funded by the fifth call of JPIAMR to explore the factors determining resilience and facilitating transformations of antibiotic use and resistance across human health, agriculture, and aquaculture.
Baltic Seabird project
Through this project seabird research can provide greater insight into the Baltic Sea ecosystem, and thereby inform decisions regarding best environmental management practices.
This project brings together causal thinking in the social and natural sciences to 1) clarify different notions, their relationships and compatibility, 2) assess disciplinary approaches in terms of their ability to capture the complex and social-ecological nature of the problems, and 3) develop integrated approaches to causal analysis for sustainability science.
COMFORT will close knowledge gaps for key ocean tipping elements within the Earth system under anthropogenic physical and chemical climate forcing through a coherent interdisciplinary research approach.
Ekopass är ett forskningsprojekt som studerar samverkan i hantering av vattenresurser i Mälardalen. Projektet är finansierat av Vetenskapsrådet samt Formas. Stockholm Resilience Centre vid Stockholms universitet är värdinstitution, men även forskare från Uppsala universitet och KTH är engagerade i projektet.
ENVISION is a research project that develops an inclusive approach to the management of protected areas, known as ‘inclusive conservation’, with the aim of improving biodiversity and human well-being.
Forum theatre to enhance joint agency in Kenya and Mozambique (FoRel)
This project will explore which relationships and daily practices, among the many that actors are embedded in, can be conceived of as tools to enhance joint agency for climate change adaptation.
Inequality and the biosphere
This project aims to identify synergies and trade-offs between reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and safeguarding the biosphere (SDGs 14 and 15).
This project aims to support water managers in developing adaptive measures against stressors from climate change, as well as for managing trade-offs among freshwater based ES and biodiversity.
Nature's contribution to poverty alleviation, human wellbeing and the SDGs (Nature4SDGs)
This project leverages multiple existing datasets on the relationship between nature and wellbeing, and how this varies for different types of people in varied parts of the Global South.
Octopus & People In Novel Transdisciplinary Simulations (OctoPINTS)
This project looks into the octopus fisheries in the Western Indian Ocean and see how agent-based modeling can be combined with empirical participatory research to answer questions about trade-offs, benefit sharing, short- and long term social-ecological outcomes.
WorldTrans: Transparent Assessments for Real People
This project aims to improve the state-of-the-art integrated assessment models by tackling their existing weaknesses, including the limited representation of important biophysical and social feedbacks. The research team works to bridge the gaps between models, experts, and user communities such that integrated assessments are understandable and usable.
Blue Food Assessment (BFA)
The Blue Food Assessment is a coalition of international researchers working to put “blue food” (food from marine and freshwater systems) in the center of the global food policy agenda.
This theme focuses on antimicrobials as a global health ‘commons’ in need of stewardship and transformation; citical pathways and food system leverage points to achieve a rapid transition to healthy and sustainable diets; and novel risks - research that addresses both finance and health risks as it relates to the biosphere.
Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere: Biosphere Finance
In this theme, finance and capital markets are studied and linked to the latest research on planet Earth as a system. With this combination, there are new opportunities for progressive social development in conjunction with the biosphere dynamics. This is uncharted terrain in research with enormous development potential.
Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development (GRAID)
GRAID wasa programme hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The aim was to to bridge the worlds of resilience thinking and development practice.
Mistra Food Futures
The overarching vision of this programme is to create a science-based platform to enable transformation of the Swedish food system. It considers sustainability in all three dimensions of the concept: environmental, economic and social.
Transformations to Sustainability
The NORFACE and Belmont Forum Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) research programme contributes to re-structuring the domain of sustainability research by putting the social sciences, as well as the humanities, at the heart of interdisciplinary research on sustainability, making a step change in scale and scope for research programming in this area.
AI, People & Planet
AI, People & Planet initiative aims to explore how rapid technological change like artificial intelligence (AI) might both support and undermine transformations to sustainability.
Baltic Health Index
The Baltic Health Index measures progress towards nine key societal ‘goals’ representing the benefits and services people expect a healthy Baltic Sea to provide.
BiosphereFutures builds a global collection of social-ecological scenario case studies. Our aim is to promote the use of scenario planning for sustainable development of the Biosphere and strengthen the community of practice around social-ecological scenarios.
Earth Resilience and Sustainability Initiative
This addresses some of the most challenging environmental questions facing humanity, including the resilience of the Earth system to climate change, biodiversity loss, and how to balance food, water and energy security for all while ensuring the sustainability of a growing urban population that is in balance with the ecosystems that sustain it.
Eart Resilience in the Anthropocene (ERA)
Global analyses and modelling – despite much progress – do not adequately represent nonlinear processes and abrupt changes, and social responses to sustainable development are incremental. The goal of the ERA project is to fill this gap.
MAREA is an international group of interdisciplinary sustainability scholars and practitioners focused on Mexico’s small-scale fisheries. The collaboration includes institutions and individuals from Mexico, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and the US.
Natural Capital Project
The Natural Capital Project is a partnership between SRC, Stanford University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, U. of Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy, and WWF. The objectives are to make valuing natural capital easier and more accessible to everyone and to integrate the values of nature's contributions to people into all major decisions to improve the well-being of all people and nature.
Radical Ocean Futures
This is an art-science initiative at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. It is as science fiction prototyping approach to imagining our future oceans.
Regime Shifts Database
The Regime Shifts DataBase provides examples of different types of regime shifts that have been documented in social-ecological systems. The database focuses specifically on regime shifts that have large impacts on ecosystem services, and therefore on human well-being.
Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS)
SeaBOS is a unique collaboration between scientists and leading seafood companies across the wild capture, aquaculture and feed production sectors, seeking to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean.
Seawin will gain an understanding of farming/fishing systems and consumers, and identify transformation pathways toward seafood sustainability. The project partners include stakeholders representing the industry as well as environmental NGOs and government institutions.
Seeds of Good Anthropocenes
This initiative aims to counterbalance current dystopic visions of the future that may be inhibiting our ability to move towards a positive future for the Earth and humanity.
The SES-LINK group at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University studies the co-evolutionary dynamics of social-ecological systems. Of particular interest is in identifying key interactions and causal mechanisms that may explain large scale change (regime shifts, transformations) or lack thereof (traps) within particular social-ecological contexts.
Sleeping Financial Giants is directly linked to the research project Earth System Finance, housed at the The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and conducted in collaboration with Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth.
SMARTer Greener Cities
Thís project aims to develop and test novel tools and processes for explicitly converging social, ecological, and technological systems (SETS) approaches for improving life in cities.
The Global Common Alliance
The Global Commons Alliance is a partnership of more than 50 of the world’s most forward-looking organisations in the fields of philanthropy, science, environment, business, cities and advocacy.
News & events
Research news | 2024-02-20
Having good neighbours and few top predators make predatory fish populations more resilient
A regime shift is gradually spreading through the archipelagos of the Swedish Baltic Sea coast, where shallow bays, previously dominated by pike and perch have one by one become dominated by one of their prey species, the three-spined stickleback.
Research news | 2024-02-08
Eating new plant-based foods can be good for the environment, your health and your economy
Replacing animal-source foods with plant-based alternatives or whole foods decreases environmental impact, meets nutrition recommendations, and can be cost-competitive with the current average Swedish diet
Research news | 2024-01-29
Bird AI and sailing drones – green game changers for marine ecosystems
Groups of guillemots on an island in the Baltic Sea have unknowingly inspired how marine research can be done. Two AI-powered research projects can change how to monitor marine ecosystems – and potentially manage them in real-time
Research news | 2024-01-24
Centralised social networks can hinder innovation by making decision-making too similar
Social systems where influence is centred around one or two individuals can lead to pack mentality and groupthink in farming communities
Research news | 2024-01-23
Planetary Commons: Fostering global cooperation to safeguard critical Earth system functions
We should look at tipping elements of the Earth system as global commons, argue researchers in a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research news | 2024-01-22
Soy: A world journey from success to uncertainty
From a bean valued for its multitude of functions in ancient China to one of the most traded agricultural commodities of the modern world: the soybean has gone through dramatic changes throughout the millennia.