To increase the participation of Swedish researchers in international research programmes
To increase the flow of information on GEC research programmes to national decision-makers and researchers
To improve the coordination among research funders in order to improve the use of GEC research
Global Environmental Change (GEC) research programmes have, for almost 30 years, researched planetary-scale changes in the Earth system such as
As all of these natural systems influence each other to varying degrees, GEC research often addresses complex systems, including large-scale changes in society. Today it is widely recognised that research on Earth-system sciences requires knowledge from both the natural and social sciences.
Rapidly changing global environmental issues require new ways of thinking, new alliances and interdisciplinary initiatives at an international level within Global Environmental Change (GEC) research.
Sweden is very keen to contribute ideas and research results to the international effort to tackle these challenges. Although scientists in Sweden are already conducting cutting-edge research in many relevant fields, their participation in international research programmes and networks regarding GEC issues could be significantly increased.
Achieving increased involvement from Sweden in such programmes and panels would consequently help improve Swedish and international GEC research.
The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) is a collaborative partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, FORTE, Formas, Vetenskapsrådet, and Sida. On behalf of the members of SSEESS Partnership, the Secretariat acts as a Swedish link to Global Environmental Change Research.