Stockholm Resilience Centre

Human pressures have eroded the capacity of many of the earth’s ecosystems to deliver services such as food, clean water and regulation of climate. Research carried out at this centre is developing our understanding of ecosystems, offering new tools for their management and governance, and providing advice to decision-makers at both the national and the international level.


  • Duration: 2007–2018
  • Mistra funding: SEK 191.4 million
  • Host: Stockholm University
Events during the year
  • The GRAID programme, Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development – funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) – got under way in February, with the aim of integrating resilience in international development.

  • In June, the Centre arranged the EAT Conference, looking at how the world’s food systems can be made more sustainable.

  • In November, a ‘keystone dialogue’ on global fisheries was launched between scientists and businesses.

  • In December, Johan Rockström was awarded France’s highest distinction, a Knighthood of the Legion of Honour, by President Hollande.