On 29–31 May, SIPRI was invited to participate in the 2023 Bratislava Forum. The Bratislava Forum is a yearly conference organized by the think tank GLOBSEC. It is a major platform for thought leaders, global think tanks, experts, heads of international organizations and innovators across Europe.
Dr Florian Krampe, Director of SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme, gave input and a presentation at the closed-door side event on ‘National Strategies for Climate Security: Collaborating Across Borders and Sectors’. This side event reviewed the increasing impact of climate change on global security. Among other issues, the session focused on the question: How can European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization members and partners better work together to develop effective national strategies for mitigating climate change?
Dr Krampe also participated in the side event on ‘REPower Security: Rethinking European Security Interests Amidst a Shifting Energy Landscape’. This side event centred on the theme of the recent energy crisis in Europe and how it has sparked a rethink as to how Europe defines and prioritizes its energy security.
About SIPRI’s work on climate change and risk
SIPRI’s work on climate change and risk provides reliable insights on how climate-related security risks evolve and how they are interlinked and interact with different social, political and economic processes. Global platforms like the Bratislava Forum seek out SIPRI experts in this area since the institute has an extensive publication history and a strong knowledge base in this field. See the related publications to the right for recent SIPRI publications on these issues.