Scientific Committee


  • PECS-SC Chair
    Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, South AfricaStockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • PECS-SC Chair
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Faculty of Sustainability, Institute of Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research.



PECS 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). In performing these functions, the Scientific Committee will be supported by an International Programme Office, which is hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). The PECS-SC consists of a Chair and 12 additional members that are appointed for a period of three years, renewable once. In addition each sponsor, and the Scientific Committee for DIVERSITAS, have representatives serving as ex-officio members.

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2019-01-23 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.