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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society.

The Academy seeks chiefly:

- to be a forum where researchers can meet across subject borders
- to offer unique research environments
- to support young researchers
- to reward prominent contributions to research
- to arrange international scientific contacts
- to act as a voice of science and influence research policy priorities
- to stimulate interest in mathematics and the natural sciences in schools
- to disseminate scientific and popular-scientific information in various forms.

Every year the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, the Crafoord Prize and a number of other large prizes.



Stockholm Environment Institute

SEI is an independent international research institute. It has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years.

The institute was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2009.

SEI has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development.

It works from seven main locations, with additional offices linked to these.

The institute’s researchers are gathered into four thematic teams that tackle overarching issues like climate change, energy systems, vulnerability and governance, as well as specific problems such as water resources and air pollution. Our work on energy scenarios, sustainability modelling and vulnerability assessments has gained particular recognition.




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 Stockholm Resilience Centre was established on 1 January 2007. It is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute  of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The centre is placed under the Stockholm University management aside the disciplinary mandates of the four faculties. The strategic placement marks the interdisciplinary nature of the centre.

Stockholm Resilience Centre is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra.


The Beijer Institute is an international research institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Core funding is provided by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation.

The Beijer Institute’s major objective is to carry out research and stimulate cooperation between scientists, university departments, research centers and institutes to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development.

Cooperation efforts include collaborative research between economists and ecologists and related disciplines on fundamental and applied problems in relation to sustainability, as well as teaching and training on those issues nationally and internationally.

The Beijer Institute’s major activities are international research programmes, synthesis workshops, a broad set of research projects, teaching and training programs, dissemination of results, the science-policy interface and collaborative communication.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development.

Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making.

The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling, computer simulation, and data integration.

Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development.

In addition to publishing results in scientific journals the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank.


The Symposium is organised with support from the following organizations:

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With further kind support from EO Grafiska AB, Monday Relations and Futerra Sustainability Communications.