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SIPRI in new Swedish initiative on climate security

SIPRI in new Swedish initiative on climate security
Dr Malin Mobjörk, Director of SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme, presenting at the Stockholm Climate Security Hub launch event at World Water Week in Stockholm.

This week saw the launch of the Stockholm Climate Security Hub, a cross-institutional knowledge platform supported by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The launch took place at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm.

The Hub brings SIPRI together with three other Stockholm-based research institutes: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University (SRC).

The Stockholm Climate Security Hub’s overall aim is to cooperate on research and analysis on climate security as well as to communicate the latest knowledge in the field. The Hub in particular aims to provide evidence-based support to policy-makers, including in the United Nations and other international organizations.

SIPRI continues to strengthen the knowledge on climate-related security risks through its work with the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security risks, Mistra Geopolitcs, and the Planetary Security Initiative, among other avenues. 

Watch this SIPRI Reflection film for an introduction to the connections between climate change, peace and security:

Watch this SIPRI Searchlight film that takes an in depth look at what key stakeholders think about the idea of an institutional home for climate change at the United Nations:

 

The launch of the Stockholm Climate Security Hub is another step in Sweden’s ongoing efforts to push climate security up the international agenda. It follows the UN Security Council debate on climate security which took place under the Swedish Security Council presidency in July this year. As Foreign Minister Margot Wallström told the Security Council during that session, a key aim for Sweden is to ensure that the UN Climate Summit in September 2019 addresses climate security.

Read about the launch event at World Water Week

 

Photo gallery: Stockholm Climate Security Hub launch

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