On 29 September, SIPRI experts joined a high-level event on the role of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the field of climate security. Held in Vienna, the event was organized by the Swedish delegation to the OSCE as part of Sweden's current role as chair of the organization.
The discussion was based on the SIPRI Policy Brief, ‘Advancing the Role of the OSCE in the Field of Climate Security’, which assesses the role of the OSCE in the field of climate security in terms of its current and possible future commitments. The event commenced with a welcoming address by the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Per Olsson Fridh. SIPRI was represented by Joakim Vaverka (Deputy Director), Dr Niklas Bremberg (Associate Senior Researcher and lead author of the report) and Dr Florian Krampe (Senior Researcher and Director of the Climate Change and Risk Programme). Speakers at the event also included the OSCE Secretary General, Helga Schmid, and representatives from the United Nations.