Explore our annual report for 2022
The Stockholm Resilience Centre continues to grow stronger as an organisation and in influence
- The Centre moved to new offices at Campus Albano
- Researchers contributed to key policy arenas at Stockholm+50, COP27 and COP15
- Four new professors were appointed during last year
“The reader of this annual report will enjoy discovering the amazing progress during the year performed by all those involved with the Stockholm Resilience Centre. It is an impressive account, a manifestation of the professional and collaborative trust-based working culture of the Centre, beautifully conducted by the Centre’s leadership,” states chair of the board Carl Folke in his preface to the report.
2022 was an eventful year. We managed to navigate a somewhat dramatic staff retreat on Gotland (read more in the director’s view on page 5), published highly-cited research, and grew in terms of annual turnover and number of staff.
Or, as Centre director Line Gordon puts it in the report: “Our organization is amazing and resilient.”
And of course, we moved! Since August last year, we are located at the new Campus Albano in modern, spacious offices with beautiful views over the lake Brunnsviken.
Our organization is amazing and resilient.
Centre director Line Gordon
2022 was also a very active year in policy arenas. Centre researchers helped frame the narrative at a number of big UN conferences, including the UN Ocean Conference, Stockholm+50, the climate COP27 and the biodiversity COP15 – which ended with a landmark agreement.
We contributed with scientific knowledge to all these processes, through background reports, new scientific findings and policy reports.
We also initiated more than a dozen new research projects and kickstarted another major research programme funded by Mistra: FinBio.
“We see an increased demand for our science, and from a more diverse landscape of actors across society,” states Centre director Line Gordon in the annual report.
The teaching team at the SRC continued to grow both in terms of the numbers engaged in teaching and in the development of our teaching portfolio. An educational highlight of the year was a two-and-a-half-day methods hackathon which resulted in a website that gives an introduction to different methods used in social-ecological research.
We see an increased demand for our science, and from a more diverse landscape of actors across society.
Centre director Line Gordon
In the annual report, you also get to know three of our researchers a bit closer: Nanda Wijermans, a social-ecological modeller who combines nerdery with teamwork; Thomas Elmqvist, who looks back on a long career in the ever-changing field of ecology; and Frida Bengtsson whose love for the ocean has taken her to both poles and finally to a PhD position at the Centre.
News & events
Research news | 2023-06-02
More freshwater experts needed in the IPBES biodiversity panel
Centre researcher Jan Kuiper lists why and how more freshwater experts could contribute to the Intergovernmental Science–Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
General news | 2023-06-01
Centre researcher Juan Rocha elected into Young Academy of Sweden
Centre researcher Juan Rocha joins the Young Academy of Sweden, a junior version of the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, for a five-year term
Research news | 2023-05-31
Groundbreaking study quantifies safe and just Earth system boundaries
International commission proposes new safe and just boundaries for maintaining a healthy planet and protecting people from significant harm
Research news | 2023-05-25
AI could create a perfect storm of climate misinformation
The speed and the way misinformation about climate change and sustainability issues moves around the world is rapidly changing. Now, the Centre presents a new synthesis on AI and climate misinformation in connection to the Nobel Prize Summit 2023, "Truth, Trust and Hope"
Research news | 2023-05-22
Financial actors and academia join forces to build back biodiversity
Today is International Biodiversity Day! This year with the theme “From agreement to action: build back biodiversity”, and for us, that is a good reason to highlight the potential of the finance sector in reviving biodiversity
General news | 2023-05-17
Maria Tengö appointed special professor at Wageningen University
Maria Tengö is the most recently appointed professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre