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.
Responsibility for the Centre was taken over by Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) to enable this successful research initiative to live on.
Line Gordon succeeded the SRC’s leader of many years, Johan Rockström, as head.
A new collaboration that began in 2018 is the global research initiative TWI2050 (The World in 2050), initiated by the Centre in cooperation with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which works on the global Sustainable Development Goals.