The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) is the National Member Organization representing Sweden's membership of IIASA.

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For nearly forty years IIASA and Swedish researchers have collaborated on a wide range of research projects focusing on on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, forest management, and the transition to a sustainable energy system in Sweden. Other projects have explored global issues that affect Sweden such as the future of the Arctic, ecological and evolutionary dynamics, and demographic changes.

Relations with policymakers include the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and of Enterprise and Innovation

Research highlights

Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

Shaping the future of public transport in Sweden

Science into policy

Envisioning participatory governance of energy transition in Jordan

Policy Brief #17, July 2018. Jordan is entering a critical phase in terms of planning its future electricity supply architecture. The results of a four-year collaborative study by researchers from IIASA, Jordan, and Sweden, has led to the development of several recommendations for the Jordanian energy-policy process. More

Research project

SEPA Modelling

The project ”Mediated modelling of forest ecosystems services to support management” aims at developing systems analysis for managing conflicts between wildlife, forestry, and society in Sweden to improve national and regional forest and wildlife management policy. More

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The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Ingrid Petersson

Director General, The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Magnus Tannerfeldt

Senior Research Officer, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Spatial Planning, The Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)



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