Collste is part of the project ‘AdaptEcon: Adapting to a new economic reality’. AdaptEcon is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU in the frame of H2020 and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. Collste’s part of the project focuses on integrated assessment tools and modeling for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of the AdaptEcon project, Collste is working towards a joint PhD from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockhlm University (Sustainability Science) and CERDI at Université Clermont Auvergne (Economics), in Clermont Ferrand, France. Collste is also working with SwedBio’s African Dialogues on The World In 2050.
Collste has worked within the associated negotiation processes at the United Nations on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs for the European Union.
Before joining Stockholm Resilience Centre, he was product manager for insurance and finance at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen).
Collste has a background in System Dynamics and holds a joint European Master in System Dynamics from the University of Bergen and the New University of Lisbon. He also holds an MSc in Business Administration from Radboud University (Netherlands), an MSc in Political Sciences from Uppsala University and a BSc in Political Sciences with Economics as major from Uppsala University.
Collste is a member of the Balaton Group - a global network for collaboration on systems thinking and sustainability. He is affiliated with the Millennium Institute where he has worked on the system dynamics-based model Threshold 21 iSDG. He is a member of the System Dynamics Society.
Awards and achievements:
Research news | 2020-09-23
Three projects looking at ways to realise the Sustainable Development Goals receive almost SEK 60 million in funding
Research news | 2020-05-05
Researchers offer four alternatives to mainstream economics that fail to meet the needs and aspirations of both people and the planet
Research news | 2020-02-17
Trying to reach the goals under current business-as-usual will come at a heavy price on the planetary boundaries
Research news | 2019-12-03
A more coherent approach to policy planning for the Sustainable Development Goals will save precious economic resources and enhance progress on the goals
2020 - Journal / article
Human activities are the main drivers of the Earth's ecological overshoot. Due to this overshoot, the actions of today may constrain the well-being of future generations. Simultaneously, despite the great extent and increase in economic activity, human needs are not universally satisfied. There is therefore a search for economic theories that offer answers to how to combine safeguarding of human needs with staying within the p...
2019 - Journal / article
In combination, policies for sustainable development can work together and synergize. In so doing, the resulting impact of a strategic policy mix can be greater than the sum of the individual policies of its individual parts. That synergetic potential can be utilized to attain strategic objectives. This is the case when it comes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. However, i...
2019 - Journal / article
Background : The Planetary Boundaries concept (PBc) has emerged as a key global sustainability concept in international sustainable development arenas. Initially presented as an agenda for global sustainability research, it now shows potential for sustainability governance. We use the fact that it is widely cited in scientific literature (>3500 citations) and an extensively studied concept to analyse how it has been used and...
2019 - Report
How can transformed agriculture and food systems in Africa contribute to reaching the SDGs within the planetary boundaries? How do the visions for agriculture and food systems in Africa align to the perspectives expressed in global scenarios? THE SECOND AFRICAN DIALOGUE on The World in 2050 (TWI2050) brought together stakeholders to discuss pathways to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), within the planetary bou...