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SIPRI’s Environment of Peace features in new Human Development Report

SIPRI’s Environment of Peace features in new Human Development Report
Haitian Village Devastated by Tropical Storm 'Hanna'. Photo: Flickr/United Nations Photo

The latest edition of the Human Development Report, released today, dedicates a spotlight section to SIPRI’s flagship Environment of Peace policy report.

The section summarizes key findings, principles and recommendations from SIPRI’s Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk, which was launched in May this year at the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development.

The section also features a case study drawn from the Environment of Peace report, describing how political turmoil, Covid-19 and two major tropical storms—combined with decades of environmental mismanagement—have left millions of people in Haiti facing food shortages and increased insecurity.

Human Development Report 2021/2022 explores the combination of factors—social, political, economic, environmental—that is generating unprecedented challenges to human development. This aligns closely with the theme and leading questions of the Environment of Peace report, which examines how to safeguard peace and security in an era of complex risks emerging from the interaction of environmental and security crises. SIPRI and the Human Development Report team held a joint expert consultation in January this year.

Human Development Report 2021/2022: Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping Our Future in a Transforming World is published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Read more about the Human Development Report here; and SIPRI’s Environment of Peace report here.