Marie Huss

Marie coordinates the Beijer Institute’s operational activities. The work includes planning and organising international research meetings, and structuring the internal and operational work at the institute, administration of travel and meetings, archiving and responsibility for the administration of an international environmental award.

Emmy Iwarsson

Emmy is a research assistant within the Inequality and Biosphere project, where her work spans across the project’s different work packages. Emmy holds a MSc in Human Ecology and a BSc in Development Studies with a major in Human Geography, both from Lund University. She has a background within food systems and environmental justice, and has earlier spent two research internship stays at the Institute...

Urgent plea from scientific community

Humanity can and must act to counter “colossal” risks with future, say Nobel laureates and other experts in a statement following the Nobel Prize Summit. They have issued a statement calling for urgent action to value the long-term potential of humanity. Coordinated by Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt, the vice chancellor and president of the Australian National University, the statement says, “Humanity is taking colossal risks...

First science session of the Nobel Prize summit

The digital Nobel Prize Summit brought together Nobel Prize Laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore what can be achieved to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity. The first of two science sessions focused on the role of science in supporting transformations towards global sustainability. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo frontpage:...

Second science session of the Nobel Prize summit

The second of two days of science sessions focused on new technologies, social innovation, governance, inclusiveness and stewardship. Contributions included the three Nobel Laureates Jennifer Doudna, Joe Stiglitz and Sir Richard Roberts, as well as a whole array of distinguished sustainability scientists.   The academic science sessions “Our Planet, Our Future – Global Sustainability” continued on the 28 April with two panels, a discussion of...

A 20-year retrospective review of global aquaculture

The sustainability of aquaculture has been debated intensely since 2000, when a review on the net contribution of aquaculture to world fish supplies was published in Nature. This paper reviews the developments in global aquaculture from 1997 to 2017, incorporating all industry sub-sectors and highlighting the integration of aquaculture in the global food system. Inland aquaculture—especially in Asia—has contributed the most to global production volumes and...

Our future in the Anthropocene biosphere

Human actions are threatening the resilience and stability of Earth’s biosphere – the wafer-thin veil around Earth where life thrives. This has profound implications for the development of civilizations, say an international group of researchers in a report published for the first Nobel Prize Summit, a digital gathering to be held in April to discuss the state of the planet in the wake of the...

Policy advice for a sustainable seafood industry

Wild caught or farmed seafood can play a bigger role in the transformation for more sustainable and healthy diets worldwide. But unlike its counterparts on land, the seafood industry includes a vast variety of species and production methods. In order to alleviate the transformation, Beijer Institute researchers and colleagues  from Stockholm Resilience Centre and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, have produced a series of policy...

AI, climate change and inequality

The Beijer Institute is co-organiser of a session at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2021, called ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) for what, and for whom?’ This conversation about AI, climate change and inequality will focus on the potential for artificial intelligence to help societies, and especially the world’s most vulnerable groups, tackle climate change. See background video above 12 May, 13.15-13.45 (online) Link to event The discussion...

Our future in the Anthropocene biosphere

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an interconnected and tightly coupled globalized world in rapid change. This article sets the scientific stage for understanding and responding to such change 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;...