The Stockholm Resilience Centre together with the Resilience Alliance and the Beijer Institute, hosted the fourth triennial resilience conference on 21-23 August 2017, at the Waterfront congress centre in Stockholm.

The conference gathered more than 1000 global experts to discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability. A main focus has been on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene.

The full programme is available here. SwedBio and partner organizations have been involved in the following conference sessions:

Monday 21

14:50 – 15:30 – Room 24/25. Session Food, Agriculture and Resilience, chaired by Maria Schultz

16:50 – 17:30 – Room 23. Session Governance, Law and Resilience, chaired by Claudia Ituarte-Lima


Tuesday 22

11:00 – 11:40 – Room 33. Session Community resilience and working with stakeholders, chaired by Vanessa Masterson

11:00 – 12:30 – Room 26. Session Transdisciplinary methods to incorporate different perspectives or benefits of actors, chaired by Pernilla Malmer

13:30 – 15:00 – Room 24/25. Session Weaving Social Justice into Resilience Theory & Practice; Linking Local Cases and Global Levers to Propel Sustainable and Equitable Transformation, chaired by Anne Salomon and Claudia Ituarte-Lima. Maria Schultz and Maria Tengö facilitate the World Cafe part of the session

13:30 – 15:00 – Room C4. Session Beyond social-ecological traps: fostering transformations towards sustainability, chaired by Hampus Eriksson, Henrik Österblom, Jessica Blythe, Per Olsson

15:30 – 16:00 – Room 33. Session Resilience and Wellbeing, chaired by Ellika Hermansson


Wednesday 23

9:00 – 10:30 – Room 24/25. Session Working with multiple knowledge systems to build resilience, chaired by Maria Tengö and Rosemary Hill

11:00 – 12.30 – Room 32. Session Connecting to the biosphere with our head, hand and heart – approaches, methods and examples from arts and crafts practices, chaired by Viveca Mellegård


Find here more information regarding the conference and its outcomes.