On the design of sustainable cities: recycling, social norms and economic policies

We investigate social norms, convenience, and economic incentives in recycling in cities. Based on this, we will propose policies to promote pro-environmental behaviour in urban areas. We will also investigate how recycling behavior affects and interacts with other environmentally friendly behaviours in urban environments, such as energy saving, transport modes, or sustainable food consumption. Sweden is a frontrunner in recycling and urban sustainability. Identifying obstacles...

Mistra Food Futures: A sustainable and resilient food system

The purpose of the Mistra Food Futures program is creating a science-based platform contributing to enabling transformation of the Swedish food system into one that is sustainable considering sustainability in all three dimensions of environmental, economic and social. The vision of the program is to create a food system that is resilient and delivers healthy diets to all. Ample evidence of global environmental change exists...

What makes effective climate policies politically feasible? The role of the economy in the climate transition

Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions through imposing a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system which is often suggested by scientists to be central element of climate policy. Despite this, there is no sufficient policy implementation of such suggestions, which might be due to political will. This project therefore aims to study the determinants of political feasibility of climate policies with a focus on taxes...

AgentEX

Small-scale fisheries, contributing about half to the global fish catch, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Climate change puts fishers in a new situation with increased ecological uncertainty; therefore, there is an increased dependence on their ability to adapt and cooperate. AgentEx explores cooperation for sustainable resource use facing this new situation using agent-based modelling and experiments. The connection of behavioural experiments and ABM for...

Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet

Stockholm+50 Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet explores the role of economic metrics and the finance sector in a new Anthropocene context. In a series of dialogues, leading scientists, international organizations, investors, and other change-makers will deliberate on a new agenda for economics and finance, and define tangible pathways for action for our living planet and for prosperity for all....

Students interpret research in art and design exhibition

By using visual communication as a language, art students have created works that provide new entrances to complex research. With design, imagination and humour their works evoke visitor’s curiosity and reflections around different angles of sustainability. The eight works in the exhibition are based on the interdisciplinary, international research project Inequality and the Biosphere, which is led by researchers from the Beijer Institute and the...

Characterizing social-ecological context and success factors of antimicrobial resistance interventions across the One Health spectrum: analysis of 42 interventions targeting E. coli

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the most pressing One Health issues. While interventions and policies with various targets and goals have been implemented, evidence about factors underpinning success and failure of interventions in different sectors is lacking. The objective of this study is to identify characteristics of AMR interventions that increase their capacity to impact AMR. This study focuses on AMR interventions targeting E. coli.

Hållbar sjömat  – vilken sjömat ska man välja?

Livsmedel från hav och sjöar, även kallat sjömat, består av flera tusen olika arter. Dessa arter kan fiskas och/eller odlas i vattenbruk på olika sätt. I Sverige domineras sjömatskonsumtionen av ett tiotal arter. Sjömat har olika miljömässiga utmaningar och möjligheter. Sjömat från fiske är inte beroende av foderproduktion vilket många typer av vattenbruk är. Foderproduktion driver ofta den totala mark- och vattenanvändningen samt klimatpåverkan hos...