Uno

Svedin

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Uno Svedin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and former Director of International Affairs at the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas)

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  • He has a PhD in Physics from Stockholm University
  • He has published a number of books and articles on environmental
    issues, future studies, sustainable development and research policy
  • International assignments include Chair of the EU Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Development (until 2001) and Chair of the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA) (until 2004)

He has a PhD in Physics from Stockholm University and has been a Scholar in the Swedish Secretariat of Future Studies. His field of interest lies in the interface between science and policy. The scientific part deals with a complex of issues related to systems understanding of environmental challenges and sustainable development, specifically the interconnections between natural science and social science/humanities (risk studies, governance studies, cultural and “human dimensions" including environmental ethics).

The policy part of his field of interest focuses on how scientifically generated information connects to policy advice functions in an interactive way (system of knowledge production).

Svedin has published a number of books and articles on environmental issues, future studies, sustainable development and research policy.

Before taking on the position as Director of International Affairs at Formas, Svedin was the Director of Research at the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN). He has also worked as Professor in Water and Environmental Studies at the University of Linköping.

Selected international assignments include:

Chair of the EU Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Development (until 2001)

Chair of the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA) (until 2004)

Chair of the international evaluation committee of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University, Tokyo

Member of Swedish delegations to various UN, OECD and EU bodies (as Program Committees in FP 5-6-7.)

Member of the EU 5-year evaluation of the EU/JRC-system of institutes

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