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SIPRI launches new initiative to address the negative impact of environmental crises


Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 2022, SIPRI today presents a new initiative which aims to address the negative impact of environmental crises. The ‘Environment of Peace 2022’ (EP 2022) initiative is led by SIPRI under the guidance of a distinguished panel of international experts.

This new initiative aims to focus international attention on practical steps to address the negative impact of today’s environmental crises in order to improve tomorrow’s prospects for peace and security. EP 2022 is the most comprehensive analysis on the linkages between climate change and security following the release of the 2015 international report New Climate for Peace.

Advised by a distinguished international expert panel, the initiative is leading up to 2022, the year which marks the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment—the first major inter-governmental conference on the environment. Connected to this anniversary and to developments in both the global climate and the global security equation, SIPRI will release the initiative’s findings in a report provisionally entitled Environment of Peace.



  • HE Margot Wallström, former Swedish Foreign Minister and former EU Environmental Commissioner (Sweden)


Expert panel:

  • Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (New Zealand)
  • Hindou Ibrahim, SDG Advocate and environmental activist (Chad)
  • Ma Jun, Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (China)
  • Johan Rockström, Co-Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany/Sweden)
  • Dan Smith, SIPRI Director (United Kingdom)
  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (India)


More expert panellists will be announced.