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Centre receives funding boost from Swedish research council Formas
Three projects looking at ways to realise the Sustainable Development Goals receive almost SEK 60 million in funding
Several researchers based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre or its partnering institution Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics were among the successful applicants to receive funding for projects designed to create research that is highly relevant to the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Formas call Realising the Sustainable Development Goals received a total of 174 applications, but only 11 projects were selected for funding.
Three of these had strong contributions from the Stockholm Resilience Centre and its partner, the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Science in action: intersecting pathways to the SDGs across scales in the drylands
This project addresses the critical issues of co-designing inclusive pathways towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a science-action research process in three critical dryland regions - Senegal, Brazil, and Spain. The project will advance knowledge on barriers and leverage points for the achievement of the SDGs through participative transdisciplinary processes operating at multiple levels, from local to global, as a means to connect global goals to local issues and aspirations.
Centre researchers involved: Ana Paula Aguiar, Amanda Jiménez-Aceituno, Deborah Goffner, Andrea Downing, Hanna Sinare, Maria Mancilla, David Collste, Ashley Perl, Steven Lade
Achieving the sustainable development goals in an unequal world
This project will identify synergies and trade-offs between reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and safeguarding the biosphere (SDGs 14 and 15). It will:
1) identify patterns between different types of inequality and environmental indicators
2) investigate processes hindering the achievement of the SDGs, as exemplified in the seafood and palm oil industries in Indonesia
3) identify practices that can harness win/win interactions between SDGs while minimizing trade-offs.
Centre researchers and colleagues from the Beijer Institute involved: Carl Folke, Caroline Schill, Patrik Henriksson, Emilie Lindkvist, Juan Carlos Rocha, Anne-Sophie Crepín
The Economics of Planetary Boundaries
This project will identify new computer modelling tools to answer questions like:
What would be the impact on the planetary pressures if we solve the climate and hunger problems simultaneously?
What is the effect on the planetary pressures of directing technical change towards agriculture, or to transformed energy systems?
Which policies respect and maintain the planet’s safe operating space without hindering progress on the sustainable development goals?
Centre researchers and colleagues from the Beijer Institute involved: Sarah Cornell, Steve Lade, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Johan Gars, Gustav Engström
Research news | 2021-06-11
Getting the seafood sector’s big fish to swim together for sustainability
Centre researcher Jean-Baptiste Jouffray reflects on what it will take to get the world’s biggest seafood companies to transform and what science must do to help them
Research news | 2021-06-10
What to do with all the food from our oceans?
“Blue foods” have so much to offer. With life and livelihoods being the theme of World Ocean Day 2021, centre researcher Malin Jonell reflects on the role of seafood in food systems
Research news | 2021-06-09
Four signs the seafood industry is getting wiser about the ocean
“Bitter realities” remain but signs exist that seafood industry operations are starting to be more reflective of stewardship ideals
Research news | 2021-06-08
Six principles for a thriving Blue Economy
Increasing interactions between sectors like fishing, drilling and shipping risk side-lining efforts for ocean equity and sustainability. A new review provides guidelines for sustainably and more just use of the ocean
Research news | 2021-06-05
Getting to the bottom of the dark side of the seafood industry
Centre PhD student Frida Bengtsson explains the complexities of dealing with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and why she has never felt more hopeful than now
Research news | 2021-06-04
A better understanding of how tipping points work
Why the polar ice sheets are of particular importance for the stability of the climate system as a whole