SIPRI is pleased to release the Environment of Peace research report, which sets out in detail the evidential and analytical foundations of the policy report Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk that was launched in May at the 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.
At the close of 2022, the word ‘crisis’ is all around us: crises of hunger, biodiversity, energy, economy, supply chains, mental health, security, migration, cost of living and climate. Each demands to be seen on its own terms, and it is all too easy to look for solutions in the same narrow way.
In reality, these crises are connected and interacting in complex ways that can be difficult to understand, let alone control. Yet understand and control them we must, if we hope to create a safer and more peaceful future.
SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative focuses on managing the risks that are created by two interwoven crises: the darkening security horizon and the immense pressures being placed on the natural world and the systems that support life on earth.
The new research report takes an in-depth look at the Environment of Peace evidence base and analysis, including many real-world case studies. The report is the result of two years’ work by more than 30 researchers, led and guided by some of the leading voices in the fields of environment and security.
Accessibly designed, the new research report is available to download in four parts: Elements of a Planetary Emergency (part 1); Security Risks of Environmental Crises (part 2); Navigating a Just and Peaceful Transition (part 3); and Enabling an Environment of Peace (part 4).
By publishing this research report, SIPRI hopes that Environment of Peace will not only inform but also be a catalyst for new research and new or improved collaboration across disciplines.