Transformative partnerships for sustainable development
This project led by Karin Bäckstrand is hosted at the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by the Swedish Research Council. The project aims to examine if, how and when multi-stakeholder partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the 2030 agenda and act as a vehicle to accelerate transformative shifts toward sustainability.
Decision-Making at the Extreme
This project in philosophy is led by Orri Stefánsson and hosted by Stockholm University and the Institute for Futures Studies (Pro Futura Scientia fellowship, RJ). The aim of the project is to revamp the analytical tools we use to assess environmental policies, so that we can take environmental catastrophes into account in our decision-making and make the best policy choices even when we are faced with radical uncertainty.
Examining and overcoming psychological barriers to climate action
This research project led by Kirsti Jylhä at the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by the Swedish Research Council, investigates two barriers to climate action: 1) Climate change denial, and 2) Resistance to make behavioral changes. Two correlational studies will be conducted simultaneously in four countries; the project's highly international and interdisciplinary collaboration will create synergies and develop important means to tackle climate change.
Social Contract Theory and Future Generations
This project led by Johan Gustafsson at the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, explores how the principles of justice determined by Social Contract Theory can handle e.g. policies for global warming; policies that affect the quality of future lives and also affect who will exist in the future.
Population and Sustainable Development Goals (project active 2018-2020)
Olle Torpman, Erik Brandstedt and Henrik Andersson collaborate on this pilot project, which aims to specify the further research that is required to advance a normative framework for evaluating population policies on the development agenda. The pilot study, funded by Formas and hosted by the Institute for Futures Studies, focuses specifically on the relevance of population for SDG 13: the goal to combat climate change.
The aim of this artistic project at IFFS, funded by Formas, is to create a visual, physical and poetic experience, based on the question: What living conditions do we want future generations to have, bearing in mind that they are determined by our choices today regarding climate change. Over three years the artist duo Bigert & Bergström will develop a multiartistic performative sculpture, which visually explores the complex interactions between our decisions today, climate change, and living conditions in the future. Through Tipping Point, research on climate ethics will be given a platform that reaches a wider audience than the more traditional channels that IFFS usually uses, thus complementing them.
The Rational Foundations of Longtermism
A project exploring the rational foundations of longtermism, led by Joe Roussos at the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by Longview Philanthropy. It particularly focuses on how Bayesian theories can handle awareness growth and the low probability/high-stake events associated with climate change and existential risk.
Political trust and the environment: Understanding public attitudes towards environmental taxes and other policies
This project is led by Malcolm Fairbrother at Umeå University and funded by the Swedish Research Council. The project studies attitudes towards environmental taxes and compares them with attitudes towards other taxes and other environmental policies.
In Search of Decoupling: (How) Can We Combine Climate Sustainability with Economic Growth, Good Jobs, and Public Preferences?
A research environment grant for a large project that aims to identify ways of best reconciling human flourishing with environmental sustainability. The project is led by Malcolm Fairbrother, hosted at Umeå University and the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by the Swedish Research Council.
How do human norms form and change?
By combining models of decision-making drawn from cognitive and social psychology with laboratory experiments and computer simulations, this project directed by Giulia Andrighetto (Wallenberg Fellow) investigates how harmful social norms can be changed in a population. Goal of the project is to build well-founded models for how norms are created and disseminated that can be used by decision-makers. The project is hosted by Mälardalen University and the Institute for Futures Studies.
Good and just allocation of health-related resources
How should health-related resources be allocated at the population-level? This project led by Anders Herlitz at the Institute for Futures Studies and funded by the Swedish Research Council, explores some problems with conventional approaches to this problem and presents a new approach. The project is located in the analytical-philosophical tradition but uses also health economics and complements this with political theory that addresses the nature of political deliberation.
Family Justice research project
Family Justice is a research project in political philosophy, led by Serena Olsaretti, and hosted at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Its main goal is to examine the normative significance of procreation and parenthood for theories of justice.
Population Ethics: Theory and Practice
A research project at the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford.
The Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values and Policy
An interdisciplinary research program at Princeton University, administered by the Princeton Environmental Institute and sponsored by PEI and the University Center for Human Values.
The Global Priorities Project
The project aims to bring the best research to bear on the problem of prioritisation. The researchers, based at the University of Oxford, apply techniques from a range of disciplines to offer guidance to organisations and individuals.
ARC - Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy
ARC is an interdisciplinary centre focusing on Arctic challenges and conditions within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management. The centre combines expertise in mathematics, humanities, informatics, natural and social sciences.
Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory
The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, at the Australian National University, is a collaborative partner of the Climate Ethics and Future Generations program. The Centre aims to become a world-leading forum for exposition and analysis of the evolution, structure, and implications of our moral, social and political life.
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
An interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Cambridge dedicated to the study and mitigation of existential risks.
Centrum för studier av kollektivt handlande
En tvärvetenskaplig centrumbildning vid Göteborgs universitet och har som mål att utveckla en empiriskt grundad teori som kan förklara faktorerna bakom framgångsrikt kollektivt handlande.
Reading Centre for Climate and Justice
A platform for work that puts justice front and centre in understanding the problems of climate change, and researching solutions to them.
Stockholm Resilience Centre
An international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems.
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics.