- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
This project has three interrelated aims: (a) to deepen knowledge about how and under what circumstances climate change increases security risks, including violent conflict; (b) to analyse how policy organizations and practitioners respond to those risks; and (c) to provide suggestions for how policy organizations can strengthen efficient and sustainable responses to those risks.
The October 2016 report Climate-related security risks: Towards an Integrated Approach, summarizes the findings from the project’s first year. It contains an overview of thematic climate-related security risks, such as food and water security, climate-induced migration and violent conflict, and two case studies on policy responses. The report was published by SIPRI in collaboration with Stockholm University and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). In 2017–18 the project continues to build knowledge and promote policy responses to climate-related security risks. The sub-projects focus on: