Annual report
Beijer Annual Report 2019/2020

Annual report. 2019/2020. The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics

Beijer Discussion Paper
The social dynamics of basins of attraction

Sander van der Leeuw and Carl Folke. 2020. Beijer Discussion Paper 273: The social dynamics of basins of attraction. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

This paper conceptualizes social-ecological, or socio-environmental transformations as societal shifts from one basin of attraction to another. Such transitions occur when a society’s infor-mation processing apparatus is no longer suitable to deal with the dynamics in which the society is involved. To understand when this might be the case, we conceive of two dynamic niches, one in the mind, containing an individual’s or a society’s...

Beijer Discussion Paper
Our Future in the Anthropocene Biosphere: Global sustainability and resilient societies

Folke et al. 2020. Beijer Discussion Paper 272: Our Future in the Anthropocene Biosphere: Global sustainability and resilient societies. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

The corona pandemic has exposed the interconnected, tightly coupled and vulnerable globalised world. This White Paper sets the scientific stage for understanding and responding to such crises for global sustainability and resilient societies. We provide a systemic overview of the current situation; where people and nature are dynamically intertwined and embedded in the biosphere, placing shocks and extreme events as part of this dynamic; where...

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Underlagsrapport 2020:4 Metoder för att ändra kostvanor

Malin Jonell and Therese Lindahl. 2020. Underlagsrapport 2020:4 Metoder för att ändra kostvanor. Konsumentverket .

This report aims at providing an overview of various methods that can be used to influence people’s diets. Given the negative environmental impact and potentially negative health effects that may be associated with the consumption of animal foods, this report focuses on methods for reducing the consumption of these foods, especially red meat. In addition to identifying overall methods, we zoom in on a number...

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Styrmedel för hållbar matkonsumtion – en kunskapsöversikt och vägar framåt

Röös, E., J. Larsson, K. Resare Sahlin, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, E. André, S. Säll, N. Harring, M. Persson. 2020. Styrmedel för hållbar matkonsumtion – en kunskapsöversikt och vägar framåt. SLU Future Food Reports 13 Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, forskningsplattformen SLU Future Food.

Den här rapporten är resultatet av ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Mistra Sustainable Consumption, SLU Future Food, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) vid Göteborgs universitet samt Chalmers. Projektet syftade till att översiktligt kartlägga nuvarande kunskapsläge om styrmedel för en miljömässigt hållbar matkonsumtion samt att identifiera vad offentliga aktörer redan idag skulle kunna göra för att främja en positiv utveckling. Den riktar...

Beijer Discussion Paper
What policies address both the coronavirus crisis and the climate crisis?

Engström, G. J. Gars, N. Jaakkola, T. Lindahl, D. Spiro and A. van Benthem. 2020. Beijer Discussion Paper 271: What policies address both the coronavirus crisis and the climate crisis?. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

The coronavirus pandemic has led many countries to initiate unprecedented economic recovery packages. There have been widespread calls to prioritize dealing with a second, looming crisis—climate change—when designing these economic stimulus packages. In this paper we identify policies that promote both goals simultaneously. We analyze both the long-run climate impacts from coronavirus-related economic recovery policies, and the impacts of long-run climate policies on economic recovery...

Beijer Discussion Paper
Uncertainty can help protect local commons in the face of climate change

Caroline Schill and Juan Carlos Rocha. 2019. Beijer Discussion Paper 270: Uncertainty can help protect local commons in the face of climate change. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

Climate change is likely to trigger abrupt and potentially persistent changes in the structure and function of marine ecosystems1,2. Such ‘regime shifts’3 threaten the livelihoods of millions of people reliant on small-scale fisheries4. Yet, it is largely unknown how resource users cope with regime shifts, their uncertainty, and impacts. Here, we assess the potential for local collective action to avert uncertain, yet catastrophic, regime shifts....

Journal article
Enabling Relationships with Nature in Cities

Colding, J. M. Giusti , A. Haga, M. Wallhagen and S. Barthel . 2020. Enabling Relationships with Nature in Cities. Sustainability 12(11): 4394.

Limited exposure to direct nature experiences is a worrying sign of urbanization, particularly for children. Experiencing nature during childhood shapes aspects of a personal relationship with nature, crucial for sustainable decision-making processes in adulthood. Scholars often stress the need to ‘reconnect’ urban dwellers with nature; however, few elaborate on how this can be achieved. Here, we argue that nature reconnection requires urban ecosystems, with a...

Journal article
Applying seven resilience principles on the Vision of the Digital City

Colding, J. M. Colding and S. Barthel. 2020. Applying seven resilience principles on the Vision of the Digital City. Cities 103:102761.

Journal article
Coevolutionary Governance of Antibiotic and Pesticide Resistance

Jørgensen, P. S., C. Folke, P. J. G. G. Henriksson, K. Malmros, M. Troell, A. Zorzet, and Living with Resistance project. 2020. Coevolutionary Governance of Antibiotic and Pesticide Resistance. Trends in Ecology and Evolution: 35(6):484-494.

Development of new biocides has dominated human responses to evolution of antibiotic and pesticide resistance. Increasing and uniform biocide use, the spread of resistance genes, and the lack of new classes of compounds indicate the importance of navigating toward more sustainable coevolutionary dynamics between human culture and species that evolve resistance. To inform this challenge, we introduce the concept of coevolutionary governance and propose three...