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Dr Malin Mobjörk

Senior Researcher

Dr Malin Mobjörk

Malin Mobjörk

Dr Malin Mobjörk is a Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Security and Development Programme and manager of SIPRI’s work on climate change and risk. The nexus of climate change, security and development is a major focus of her work. Her expertise includes climate-induced migration, natural-resource-based violent conflicts and policy organizations’ responses to climate risks.

Malin also has expertise in foresight and scenario analyses, and contributed to the Swedish Future Commission in 2013. A second area of expertise relates to inter- and transdisciplinarity. This involves an interest in system analysis and organizational issues of research and policy. Malin joined SIPRI in February 2016.

Subject expertise

Climate security; climate-related violent conflict; complex and emerging risks; scenario analysis, and inter- and transdisciplinary research

Regional expertise


Phone number
+46 709 807695
Swedish, English

PhD in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Member of the Expert group for aid studies, EBA, 2015–current 
  • Advisor at the Swedish think tank Global Challenges (Global Utmaning) 2012–current
External publications
  • Wester, M. and Mobjörk, M., ‘A brief survey of the work being performed by crisis organisations in European Union member states on climate change effects’, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (2017, DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12154).
  • Granit, J., Carlsen, H., Carson, M., Hallding, K., Johnson, Rosner, K., Weitz, Eriksson, M., Andersson, C., Liljedahl, B., Mobjörk, M., Tulldahl, M. & Waleij, A., 'Integrating sustainable development and security: An analytical approach with examples from the Middle East and North Africa, the Arctic and Central Asia', SEI and FOI (2015).
  • Mobjörk, M., Johansson, B., 'Indirect effects of climate change and their implications for Sweden', Report to Control station 2015 for climate change adaptation, eds. Andersson, L., Boman, A., van Well, L., Jonsson, A., Persson G., and Farelius, J. SMHI Klimatologi no. 12 (2014) (in Swedish).
  • Hallding, K., Eriksson, A.E., Mobjörk, M. Nilsson, M., Alfredsson, E., Skånberg, K., Sonnsjö, H., Benzie, M., Carlsen, H., Kemp-Benedict, E., 'Sweden in a World of Growing Uncertainties: A Green Economy for Robust Development', Background report for the Commission on the Future of Sweden, SEI and FOI (2013).
  • Sonnsjö, H., Mobjörk, M., 'Indirect, complex and undesired events: how to analyse risks with large uncertainty', FOI-R--3649--SE (2013) (in Swedish).
  • Mobjörk, M., Simonsson, L., 'Climate change, migration and conflicts: connections and projections', FOI-R--3297- -SE (2011) (in Swedish).
  • Mobjörk, M. Eriksson, M., Carlsen, H., 'On Connecting Climate Change with Security and Violent Armed Conflict: Investigating knowledge from the scientific community', FOI-R--3021--SE (2010).
  • Mobjörk, M., 'Consulting versus Participatory Transdisciplinarity: A refined classification of transdisciplinary research', Futures, vol. 42 (2010), pp. 866–873.