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New SIPRI research on climate change, renewable energy and security in the borderlands of Ethiopia and Kenya

SIPRI has been awarded a three-year grant from the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) to conduct research that investigates the changing livelihood conditions around the Omo-Turkana Basin—a lake basin which supports over 5 million people.

SIPRI launches new initiative to address the negative impact of environmental crises

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 2022, SIPRI today presents a new initiative which aims to address the negative impact of environmental crises. The ‘Environment of Peace 2022’ (EP 2022) initiative is led by SIPRI under the guidance of a distinguished panel of international experts.

SIPRI Director addresses joint meeting of the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

On 22 April, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, joined a virtual meeting of the Delegation for Relations with the Mashreq Countries and the Delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. The topic for the meeting was ‘The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Can the EU Help to Overcome the Dispute?’.

Frontiers in climate, resilience and security


Climate change related phenomena such as rising sea-levels, drought and resource scarcities are contributing conditions to social unrest and human insecurity. Livelihoods, food security and migration are all affected. There is a need to better identify and respond to the risks of instability and conflict arising from the interaction of climate change, environmental and ecological degradation and social, economic, demographic and political factors.

Security, Insecurity and the Anthropocene


This event is organized by SIPRI, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Mistra Geopolitics. During the webinar, the editors and chapter authors of the new volume 'Anthropocene (In)securities: Reflections on Collective Survival 50 Years After the Stockholm Conference' will discuss some of the key issues of security and insecurity raised in the Anthropocene.