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Global Economic Dynamics
and the Biosphere

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) is a five-year Academy research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences addressing the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future. It is funded by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation

Knowledge about the interplay between global environmental change and human affairs is greatly in demand from governments, the business sector and international organisations. GEDB aims to contribute to a better understanding of this interplay by combining economic studies with a range of disciplines to produce high-quality science of relevance to society, building on the recognition that social systems are linked to natural systems and embedded in the biosphere. With that view, all attempts to reach a sustainable future will need to recognize both the social and ecological aspects of sustainability challenges. Read more