Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Centre

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for 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 Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The centre is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra. Read more about Stockholm Resilience Centre Read More

What is resilience?

Resilience is the capacity of a system, like a society or an ecosystem, to deal with change and continue to develop. The Stockholm Resilience Centre focuses specifically on interwoven systems of humans and nature, what we refer to as “social-ecological systems”. In this context, a resilience perspective provides a new way of addressing and analysing issues of governance and management of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services.


Achieving desirable outcomes for humanity on poverty, security, globalisation and ecosystem services will require new integrated and adaptive approaches to social and economic development