10 May 2021

Mistra Geopolitics is awarded to the prestigious 100 List 2021, published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). The 100 List highlights a diversity of research projects from Swedish universities in the field of sustainability

Björn-Ola Linnér, Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at Linköping University said:

“It is with great pleasure and pride we receive this acknowledgment. Mistra Geopolitics is the largest non-defence funded research programme that creates tools for strong geopolitical foresight for sustainability, in a world characterized by great uncertainty and rapid change”.

The theme for IVA’s 100 List 2021 is: ‘From knowledge to sustainable crisis preparedness’. This includes technical and economic sciences with a focus on sustainable preparedness for future crises. Research with the potential to create benefits for business and society, for example through industrial commercialization, method development or societal impact, is awarded.

The Covid-19 pandemic places new demands on society regarding reconstruction and long-term, wise decisions. Mistra Geopolitics' research analyses of the interplay between geopolitical development and strategic environmental policy are unique.

Henrik Carlsen, Deputy Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute said:

“We welcome more actors to participate in creating forecasting tools that identify risks and opportunities for achieving the sustainability development goals in a geopolitically changing world. Foresight, innovation and coherent decision-making are crucial for success


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