Swedish social science research within the area of sustainable development has much to offer international research and society. External funding within the area has increased fourfold over the last ten years, but to realise the full potential of the research new ideas, courageous initiatives and commitments are required from all of the stakeholders. These were the views of the international panel that evaluated Swedish social science research on sustainable development over the period 1998-2008.
The evaluation was commissioned by the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), The Swedish Energy Agency, Mistra, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). The panel that performed an independent evaluation of the research area comprised renowned researchers and representatives of users of the research from India, the USA and Europe, led by Professor Karen O'Brien from the University of Oslo.
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