PECS research and activities are guided by the PECS Scientific Committee (PECS-SC), which is appointed jointly by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The PECS-SC consists of a Chair and 12 additional members that are appointed for a period of three years, renewable once. In addition to this, each sponsor, and the Scientific Committee for DIVERSITAS, have representatives serving as ex-officio members.

PECS activities are supported by the PECS International Programme Office (PECS-IPO). The PECS-IPO is in charge of implementing the vision and recommendations of the PECS-SC. The IPO is responsible for engaging the international community, establishing networks and coordinating activities. It also communicates the results of PECS activities through reports, the PECS website and publications.


The PECS-SC and PECS-IPO are critical in guiding and supporting PECS activities. However, because PECS is envisioned as a bottom-up, researcher-driven platform, diverse input and leadership will be encouraged as PECS develops.

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2014-09-19 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.