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Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics

The Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics is an international research institute in Stockholm run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It was established in 1977 and was reorganized in 1991 with a focus on ecological economics. Core funding is provided by the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation.

The Beijer Institute’s major objective is to carry out research and stimulate cooperation between scientists, university departments, research centers and institutes to promote a deeper understanding of the interplay between ecological systems and social and economic development.

Cooperation efforts include collaborative research between economists and ecologists and related disciplines on fundamental and applied problems in relation to sustainability, as well as teaching and training on those issues nationally and internationally.

The Beijer Institute’s major activities are international research programmes, synthesis workshops, a broad set of research projects, teaching and training programs, dissemination of results, the science-policy interface and collaborative communication.