About • 2019-07-10
Who we are
The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is an international research institute for global sustainability under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Aims and vision
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 development.
With this overall perspective, the Beijer Institute strives to create research frontiers at the interface of ecology, economics and related disciplines, in order to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development in relation to sustainability.
The institute’s major activities are international research programmes, synthesis workshops, a broad set of research projects, teaching and training programmes, dissemination of results, the science-policy interface and collaborative communication.
Our vision is to create a deeper understanding of major challenges confronting the wellbeing and future of humanity as part of the biosphere, and how to tackle these challenges.
Scientific advisory board
The work is supported by a scientific advisory board appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Members of the board are are world leading scholars, predominantly from the field of ecology and economics.
Stockholm Resilience Centre
The Beijer institute is a founding member of Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Stockholm University. SRC is an international research centre on resilience and sustainability science. Since its launch in 2007, SRC has developed into a world-leading science centre for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity. The centre was a joint initiative between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute.
Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere
The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) is an Academy research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences addressing the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future. Research within GEDB is currently organised in two areas: Biosphere finance and Global health and biosphere stewardship.