On 8 May, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Nordic Africa Institute and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, hosted an event on ‘Climate, Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel: Towards Effective Responses’.
(Stockholm, 4 April 2023) There is an urgent need to understand how a range of emerging ecological challenges could trigger catastrophic instability and insecurity, argues a new report published today by SIPRI.
Five Urgent Questions on Ecological Security is co-authored by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, and Rod Schoonover, CEO of the Ecological Futures Group and the former Director of Environment and Natural Resources at the US National Intelligence Council.
On 29 November Hafsa Maalim, SIPRI Associate Senior Researcher, participated in a hybrid United Nations Security Council Arria-formula meeting entitled ‘Climate, Peace and Security: Opportunities for the UN Peace and Security Architecture’.
As part of the 'Climate-related Peace and Security Risks' project, SIPRI co-hosted an expert round table on maintaining the operational resilience of peacekeeping operations in the face of climate-related disruptions. The event was held on 10 May in New York.
On 27 October, SIPRI, together with the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), hosted a virtual event exploring the water–energy–food nexus and its implications for climate change security.
On 17 June, SIPRI, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) hosted a webinar on climate-related security risks in West Africa.
This week saw the launch of the Nordic-Baltic Network on Climate, Peace and Security, an initiative anchored in the Climate-related Peace and Security Risks project co-lead by SIPRI and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
On 26 March, SIPRI, IPI and NUPI hosted a virtual expert-level dialogue on the theme ‘Translating Mandates into Policy and Practice: Emerging Lessons from Operationalizing Climate-related Security Risks in Peace Operations and Peacebuilding’.
SIPRI and NUPI have agreed to a three-year cooperation with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of the collaboration is to inform the United Nations Security Council about climate-related security and development risks for selected countries and regions on the Security Council’s agenda.