SwedBio is a knowledge interface at Stockholm Resilience Centre contributing to poverty alleviation, equity, sustainable livelihoods and social-ecological systems rich in biodiversity. SwedBio enables knowledge generation, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, policy makers and scientists for development and implementation of policies and methods at multiple scales
SwedBio works with two interlinked components: 1) Knowledge Interface, and 2) Collaborative Programme.
In its knowledge interface role, SwedBio collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners with the aim to facilitate connections across knowledge systems and cultures, such as local, indigenous, policy makers and scientific knowledge, and between diverse actors such as practitioners, policy makers and scientists. The intention is to contribute to improved understanding, knowledge generation, management and good governance of social-ecological systems.
In the Collaborative Programme SwedBio contributes to a limited number of organisations and strategic initiatives in developing countries (low income countries and least developed countries) working on issues related to our objectives.
Together with partners, SwedBio has organised a number of multi-actor dialogues, which have contributed to important international policy and practice processes – all of which have relevance for developing countries.
SwedBio is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
SwedBio’s focal areas: SwedBio contribute to a number of policy, practice, science and methods development processes with a focus on six themes, or Thematic Focal Areas. Within all these themes three different approaches, or Functional Focal Areas, are applied. There are also a number of perspectives, or Cross-cutting issues, that underpin all SwedBio’s operations.
Research news | 2021-06-23
Better scenario building can help curb global threat of invasive species
Invasive species remain largely ignored in current future analyses. Experts present first set ever of alternative futures for global biological invasions
Research news | 2021-06-22
New software helps design sustainable cities
Natural Capital Project have developed a software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people’s lives. It will also save billions of dollars
Research news | 2021-06-21
Looking for land to build? Go where nature can help you
Proximity to ecosystem services raises the value of residential and commercial areas around cities. Future projects should focus more to keep it that way
Research news | 2021-06-18
How much is the right amount of meat?
Celebrating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, centre doctoral student Kajsa Resare Sahlin on why we need to better understand how much ‘less’ meat actually is and what ‘better’ means
Research news | 2021-06-18
The accidental chef
How a former PhD student’s book on food and life in the Pamir Mountains won the world’s most prestigious culinary book award
Research news | 2021-06-16
The global issue of local fisheries livelihoods
Blanca González García-Mon, a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, explains the important role of small-scale fisheries in global sustainability