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Frontiers in climate, resilience and security

Frontiers in Climate, Resilience and Security
Flooding in region Souss Massa Draa, Morocco, 2014. Photo: Shutterstock

Gustav Adolfs torg 1, room Sofia Albertina, Stockholm

Climate change related phenomena such as rising sea-levels, drought and resource scarcities are contributing conditions to social unrest and human insecurity. Livelihoods, food security and migration are all affected. There is a need to better identify and respond to the risks of instability and conflict arising from the interaction of climate change, environmental and ecological degradation and social, economic, demographic and political factors.

Join this high-level seminar where Sweden’s Ministers for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation and Climate together with international experts will reflect on response strategies to climate-related security challenges.

The seminar, co-arranged by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Stockholm Resilience Centre and SIPRI will also include thematic presentations looking at the specific risks of insecurity arising from the interaction of climate change with food, water, health and gender.

The event will be live-streamed and available to view on SIPRI's Facebook and YouTube channels.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served from 13:00


13.30-13.35       Welcome and introduction

13.35-13.50       Climate and Security – a Swedish foreign policy priority  

Ms Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs     

13.50-14.25       Frontiers in Climate, Resilience and Conflict Prevention

Ms Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate

Mr Johan Rockström, Director Stockholm Resilience Centre

Mr Dan Smith, Director Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

14.25-14.45       Reflections from the audience

14.45-15.25       Panel discussion and thematic presentations

Food, climate and security, Nina von Uexkull, Assistant Professor at the Department of Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo

Water, climate and security, Maria Vink, Programme Manager at Stockholm International Water Institute

Health, climate and security, Helena Nordenstedt, Assistant Professsor Global Health Karolinska institutet and Fellow SIGHT (Swedish Institute for Global Health transformation)

Gender, climate and security, Amiera Sawas, Researcher at SIPRI

15.25-15.40        Reflections from the audience

15.40-15.45        Summary and wrap-up

Registration information

Please RSVP to Ms. Silvia Sethi Felix ( by December 6.

Don’t forget to bring your ID.