We deliver science for change

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme (GEDB) conducts transdisciplinary research on the challenges of global change and sustainability.

Exploring the interplay between global environment, finance and health.

The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) programme conducts actionable science to drive cross-sectoral change for people and the planet.

We create alliances with key actors in society and combine multidisciplinary insights in novel ways.

Research themes

New research frontiers for people and planet

A sustainable future requires a better understanding of the relationship between the economy, societal development and the living planet. GEDB’s research has two main themes: Biosphere Finance and Global Health and Biosphere Stewardship.

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The deep interconnections

between the biosphere & global economic dynamics of various forms are becoming more and more apparent. Examples range from the emergence of new zoonotic infectious diseases to heat waves, floods and fires devastating ecosystems, undermining agricultural production and disrupting international supply chains. Such interconnections are at the very heart of research conducted within the GEDB.

GEDB is a research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is funded by the Family Erling-Persson Foundation. 

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