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SEK 93 million grant from MISTRA to Stockholm Resilience Centre

October 21, 2017 - 21:27

MISTRA – the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research has decided to continue funding the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) with up to SEK 93 million in the period 2014–18. Stockholm Resilience Centre, established on 1 January 2007,  advances research on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. The centre is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Max Troell Maria Tengö Emily Boyd
Maria Schewenius Johan Enqvist Timos Karpouzoglou

A number of researchers at SRC are working on South Asia related projects, for example Associate Professor Max Troell, Dr. Maria Tengö, Dr. Emily Boyd, MSc Maria Schewenius, and PhD candidates Johan Enqvist and Timos Karpouzoglou. More information about the SRC staff.
‘The Centre has exceeded expectations, establishing itself as a world leader in resilience research,’ says Mistra’s Executive Director Lars-Erik Liljelund, about the decision to give renewed funding to SRC. During spring 2013, an international panel has been evaluating the Centre on Mistra’s behalf. In all essentials, this evaluation panel found the Centre praiseworthy. Its assessment is that the SRC has even exceeded the original expectations and established itself as world-leading in resilience and sustainability research. The scientific publications are impressive in terms of quality and quantity alike. In its research, the SRC has made vital contributions to international policy processes.
‘The intention throughout has been to support the SRC over a 12-year period,’ Lars-Erik Liljelund says. ‘The evaluation shows that the Centre is highly successful, so naturally we want to maintain our commitment.’
MISTRA supports strategic environmental research with a long-term perspective, aiming to solve major environmental problems. The main part of Mistra’s funding is focused on broad-based interdisciplinary programmes.
More information on SRC’s web page.

SEK 93 million grant from MISTRA to Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Date:
October 21, 2017
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21:27