- Book: Principles of social-ecological urbanism
- Water resilience for human prosperity
- Seminar with Cass R.Sunstein: Freedom of Choice
- Short course: Applied Methods Related to Regime Shifts in Social-Ecological Systems
- Mangroves offer protection against storm winds
- Challenges to make farmed fish reach the poor
- Does the threat of environmental collapse change our behavior?
- Seminar: Our future in the Anthropocene
- J. Marty Anderies Programme Director for BENN
- Improving sea food eco-certification
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Book: Principles of social-ecological urbanism
This new publication is the result of a close collaboration between researchers at the Beijer Institute, the School of Architecture, Stockholms Resilience Centre and KIT Arkitektur. It presents the principles of urban design articulated in the work on the project Albano Resilient Campus, a new multi-university urban district on the edge between Stcokholm city centre and the Royal National City Park.
Barthel, S., J. Colding, H. Erixon, S. Grahn, C. Kärsten, L. Marcus, J. Torsvall. 2013. Principles of Social-Ecological Urbanism - Case Study: Albano Campus, Stockholm. Trita-ARK Forskningspublikationer 2013:3
Water resilience for human prosperity
New book introduces new framework for water governance and management
Water is the bloodstream of nature and wise stewardship of freshwater, from the very local to the regional, is central to human development and prosperity. But over-use and mismanagement of freshwater resources now threatens the functioning of ecosystems that are crucial to human activities.
The new book Water Resilience for Human Prosperity, analyses the problems and provides examples of successful water resource management with main focus on freshwater use for current and future food production. The key message of the book that by identifying and understanding the available water resources for humans and nature, we can find solutions that provide prosperity for more people and for a longer time.
The two major forces impacting the water cycle are human-induced: land-use change and consumption for agriculture, households and industries. Understanding the feedbacks in social-ecological systems can help in building water resilience, argue the authors.
"Water is key for maintaining and enhancing the resilience of social-ecological systems that we depend on," says Johan Rockström, director of Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) who is lead author of the book written together with Beijer Institute director Carl Folke and other colleagues at SRC, Stockholm Environment Institute and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Water Resilience for Human Prosperity. Johan Rockström, Malin Falkenmark, Carl Folke, Mats Lannerstad, Jennie Barron, Elin Enfors, Line Gordon, Jens Heinke, Holger Hoff and Claudia Pohl-Wostl, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2014.
Seminar with Cass R.Sunstein: Freedom of Choice
How a gentle nudge can change our behaviour
No registration is needed
Short course: Applied Methods Related to Regime Shifts in Social-Ecological Systems
The course is arranged by the Beijer Institute in conjunction with the World Conference of Environmental and Resource Economists, WCERE 2014 June 27-28, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. Its target audience is researchers from developing and transition countries, especially encouraging applicants from the regional environmental economics networks CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE.
Mangroves offer protection against storm winds
Das, S., Crépin, A.-S. Mangroves can provide protection against wind damage during storms, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.09.021
Challenges to make farmed fish reach the poor
Beveridge, M.C.M. ; Thilsted, S.H. ; Phillips, M.J. ; Metian, M. ; Troell, M. ; Hall, S.J. 2013. Meeting the food and nutrition needs of the poor: the role of fish and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the rise of aquaculture. Journal of Fish Biology, VOL. 83, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12187
Does the threat of environmental collapse change our behavior?
Seminar: Our future in the Anthropocene
J. Marty Anderies Programme Director for BENN
Improving sea food eco-certification
Jonell, M., Phillips, M., Rönnbäck, P. & Troell, M. (2013) Eco-certification of farmed seafood: Will it make a difference? AMBIO (Published online: 23 April 2013) DOI 10.1007/s13280-013-0409-3