About the Beijer Institute

About the Beijer Institute

The Beijer Institute is an international research institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Institute was established in 1977 and was reorganized in 1991 with a focus on ecological economics. Core funding is provided by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation.

Humanity is embedded in the Biosphere and shape it from local to global scales, from the past to the future. At the same time humanity is fundamentally dependent on the capacity of the biosphere to sustain deveopment.

With this overall perspective, the major objectives of the Beijer Instutute are to carry out research and stimulate cooperation to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development.

Cooperation efforts include collaborative research between economists and ecologists and related disciplines on fundamental and applied problems in relation to sustainability, as well as teaching and training on those issues nationally and internationally. The Beijer Institute's major activities are international research programmes, synthesis workshops, a broad set of research projects, teaching and training programs, dissemination of results, the science-policy interface and collaborative communication.


Additional funding is provided by:

The European Commission

The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, MISTRA

Stockholm County Council

Swedish Research Council

The Crafoord Foundation

The Ragnar Söderberg Foundation

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, FORMAS

Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, WIOMSA