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Policy Options for Sustainable Food Consumption: Review and Recommendations for Sweden

Röös, E., J. Larsson, K. Resare Sahlin, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, E. André, S. Säll, N. Harring and M. Persson. 2021. Policy Options for Sustainable Food Consumption: Review and Recommendations for Sweden. Mistra Sustainable Consumption Report 1:10. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Book chapter
Con­trolled behavioural experiments

Lindahl, T., M.A. Janssen and C. Schill. 2021. Con­trolled behavioural experiments. In: Biggs, R., A. de Vos, R. Preiser, H. Clements, K. Macie­jewski and M. (Eds.). The Routledge Hand­book of Research Methods for Social-Eco­logical Systems. Routledge, London, UK. Pp. Chapter 21.

Chapter 21 focuses on controlled behavioural experiments, methods that randomly divide participants into different groups (treatments), controlling conditions across these treatments and allowing only the variable of interest to vary. Controlled behavioural experiments are used to test the conditions under which we can expect collective action to emerge. The chapter discusses controlled behavioural experiments in the form of common-pool resource games and public good games....

Journal article
Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations

Care, O., M. Bernstein, M. Chapman, I. Diaz Reviriego, G. Dressler, M. Felipe-Lucia, C. Friis, S. Graham, H. Haenke, L. Haider, M. Hernández-Morcillo, H. Hoffmann, M. Kernecker, P. Nicol, C. Piñeiro, H. Pitt, C. Schill, V. Seufert, K. Shu, V. Valencia, and J. Zaehringer. 2021. Creating leadership collectives for sustainability transformations. Sustainability Science 16:703–708.

Enduring sustainability challenges requires a new model of collective leadership that embraces critical reflection, inclusivity and care. Leadership collectives can support a move in academia from metrics to merits, from a focus on career to care, and enact a shift from disciplinary to inter- and trans-disciplinary research. Academic organisations need to reorient their training programs, work ethics and reward systems to encourage collective excellence and...

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Cooperation in the face of thresholds, risk, and uncertainty: Experimental evidence in fisher communities from Colombia

Rocha, J. C., C. Schill, L. M. Saavedra-Díaz, R. D. P. Moreno, and J. H. Maldonado. 2021. Cooperation in the face of thresholds, risk, and uncertainty: Experimental evidence in fisher communities from Colombia. PLoS ONE 15(12):e0242363.

Cooperation is thought to be a necessary condition to solve collective action dilemmas such as climate change or the sustainable use of common pool resources. Yet, it is poorly understood how situations pervaded by thresholds shape the behaviour of people facing collective dilemmas. Here we provide empirical evidence that resource users facing thresholds maintain on average cooperative behaviours in the sense of maximising their individual...

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Social relationship dynamics mediate climate impacts on income inequality: evidence from the Mexican Humboldt squid fishery

Elsler, L. G., T. H. Frawley, G.L. Britten, L.B. Crowder, T.C. DuBois, S. Radosavljevic, W.F. Gilly, Elsler, L. G., T. H Frawley, T. H., Britten, G. L., Crowder, L. B., DuBois, T. C., Radosavljevic, S., Gilly, W. F., A.-S. Crépin and M . Schlüter. 2021. Social relationship dynamics mediate climate impacts on income inequality: evidence from the Mexican Humboldt squid fishery. Regional Environmental Change 21(2).

Small-scale fisheries are critically important for livelihoods around the world, particularly in tropical regions. However, climate variability and anthropogenic climate change may seriously impact small-scale fisheries by altering the abundance and distribution of target species. Social relationships between fishery users, such as fish traders, can determine how each individual responds and is affected by changes in fisheries. These informal cooperative and competitive relationships provide access,...

Beijer Discussion Paper
The role of resource dependency for sharing increasingly scarce resources: Evidence from a behavioural experiment with small-scale fishers

Lindahl. T., C. Schill and R. Jarungrattanapong. 2021. Beijer Discussion Paper 276: The role of resource dependency for sharing increasingly scarce resources: Evidence from a behavioural experiment with small-scale fishers. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

In this paper we investigate to what extent resource dependency, which we here define as having few (or no) options to diversify one’s livelihood, affects how fishers, sharing a common fishing ground, respond to increasing resource scarcity. To this end we run a framed dynamic CPR experiment in Thailand with small-scale fishers, where we observe and compare behavioural responses of fishers that are presented with...

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An ecosystem service perspective on urban nature, physical activity, and health

Remme, R. P., H. Frumkin, A. D. Guerry, A. C. King, L. Mandle, C. Sarabu, G. N. Bratman, B. Giles-Corti, P. Hamel, B. Han, J. L. Hicks, P. James, J. J. Lawler, T. Lindahl, H. Liu, Y. Lu, B. Oosterbroek, B. Paudel, J. F. Sallis, J. Schipperijn, R. Sosič, S. de Vries, B. W. Wheeler, S. A. Wood, T. Wu, and G. C. Daily. 2021. An ecosystem service perspective on urban nature, physical activity, and health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (22) e2018472118.

Nature underpins human well-being in critical ways, especially in health. Nature provides pollination of nutritious crops, purification of drinking water, protection from floods, and climate security, among other well-studied health benefits. A crucial, yet challenging, research frontier is clarifying how nature promotes physical activity for its many mental and physical health benefits, particularly in densely populated cities with scarce and dwindling access to nature. Here...

Journal article
Carbon pricing and planetary boundaries

Engström G., J. Gars, C. K. Krishnamurthy, D. Spiro, R. Calel, T. Lindahl and B. Narayanan. 2020. Carbon pricing and planetary boundaries. Nature Communications 11(4688).

Human activities are threatening to push the Earth system beyond its planetary boundaries, risking catastrophic and irreversible global environmental change. Action is urgently needed, yet well-intentioned policies designed to reduce pressure on a single boundary can lead, through economic linkages, to aggravation of other pressures. In particular, the potential policy spillovers from an increase in the global carbon price onto other critical Earth system processes...

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...