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Environment of Peace

Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm:
August, 2022

The SIPRI Lecture is an annual event focusing on major themes in peace and security. The event provides a platform for prominent global thought leaders who share the values underpinning SIPRI and its research.

The fourth SIPRI Lecture, which was held in a hybrid format on 23 May 2022, was delivered by HE Helen Clark and focused on the theme ‘Environment of Peace’. The lecture presented the findings of the SIPRI report Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk. In her address, Clark pointed out that the climate crisis looms ever larger, the world is off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, and the war in Ukraine is not only having tragic consequences in Ukraine but also has potentially catastrophic repercussions far beyond that country’s borders. Transformative change is needed, which will require global cooperation; but the current geopolitical climate makes it far more difficult to address these interconnected risks.

Watch the livestream of the event on SIPRI’s YouTube channel.


Helen Clark is former prime minister of New Zealand and former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).