Princeton, Stockholm University explore future global environment

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017
by Chris Lentz

Princeton University welcomed researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) of Stockholm University from Nov.12-14 to collaborate on key areas related to the environment in the global context.

The meeting, “Earth in 2050: Boundaries, Obstacles and Opportunities,” was sponsored by the Princeton International Fund, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Presentations sparked conversation about feeding the world, urban infrastructure, biodiversity and conservation biology, human behavior, and water quality. The symposium was held in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building.

Professor Simon Levin, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton, serves on the SRC board and led the event.

Levin emphasized the potential of the collaboration: “SRC is the leading institute in the world focused on what makes socioecological systems robust and resilient in the face of a changing environment, and their expertise is complementary to Princeton’s in our quest to build a sustainable future for all humanity,” he said. “There was great enthusiasm on both sides, and we look forward to productive partnerships.”

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