This is the first film in the ‘SIPRI Reflection’ series, which follows on from the successful 50th anniversary celebration series, ‘2016–A Year of Reflection’, with the aim to provide insightful and thoughtful analysis to guide viewers through some of the major themes of SIPRI’s wide-ranging work in peace and security.
On 11 December, SIPRI’s Dr Florian Krampe participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid and engaged in the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) session on ‘Climate and Security—Emerging Trends and Adaptive Strategies’.
As part of its engagement in peace and security matters in Africa, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Kenya office and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), convened a meeting of the Horn of Africa Climate Security Working Group in Addis Ababa.
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.
On 20 November 2020, SIPRI briefed the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Security Council's Informal Expert Group on Climate and Security. The topic of the virtual meeting was the recent developments in Somalia.
On 29 January, SIPRI and the International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted a virtual expert-level dialogue with United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) members, focused on exploring the PBC as a forum for discussions on climate-related security risks.
This report sheds new light on this urgent question, through a case study of one of the biggest peace missions active today, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
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?’.
Tomorrow (4 June) sees the debut of a new documentary featuring Johan Rockström, a member of the international panel guiding SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative and narrated by the renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
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.
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.