The Stockholm Climate Security Hub provides evidence-based insights on building security and prosperity and strengthening resilience in the face of a changing climate. It combines the strengths of four leading research institutes: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University (SRC). The Hub is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


14 Jan

Security implications of climate change impacts on the ocean

Written by Karina Barquet and Ylva Rylander, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Mats Eriksson, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The profound impacts of global warming on ocean temperature and...

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13 Sep

Building resilience while tackling climate-related security challenges

Conclusions from the showcase at World Water Week 2019 Stockholm, Sweden. Written by Aina Virginia Bituin Eriksson The effects of climate change are increasingly felt around the globe through...

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9 Sep

Climate Security: Moving Towards Reduced Insecurity

In recent years, we have seen climate security increasingly move to the centre of the security debate. Once part of “low politics,” or matters not vital to a state,...

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Research on climate and security

A Just Transition for Climate Change Adaptation: Towards Just Resilience and Security in a Globalising World →

This policy brief aims to expand our collective view of justice in adaptation by considering the globally interconnected nature of our economies and societies.

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Climate-related Security Risks in the 2020 Updated Nationally Determined Contributions →

This SIPRI Insights paper analyses how the 2020 updated NDCs (16 submissions as of October 2020) discuss climate-related security risks and compares them with 2015.

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Policy Responses to Climate-related Security Risks: The African Union →

This Background Paper provides a comprehensive overview of the AU’s climate security policy landscape for interested policymakers in Africa and beyond.

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Cascading climate impacts: A new factor in European policy-making →

This policy brief from the CASCADES project sets out the challenge the European Union faces in factoring in cross-border and cascading climate impacts as it revises its climate adaptation strategy.

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Framing and Responding to Climate-related Security Risks in Swedish Development Cooperation →

This paper contributes to the burgeoning research on the integration of climate-related security risks by organizations, with a case study on the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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Climate Security: Making it #Doable →

This report, prepared for the Planetary Security Conference taking place in The Hague on 19–20 February 2019, sketches the past year’s trends in relation to climate and security.

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Informal roundtable on ‘Climate Change, Peace and Security at COP27—Risks and Opportunities’

Date: March 24, 2022

Location: Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs


On 24 March 2022, the Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security, in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, hosted an informal roundtable on the theme ’Climate Change, Peace and Security at COP27—Risks and Opportunities’. The compounding challenges of climate change, peace and security have gained increasing attention internationally, both with regards to… Read more »

Virtual workshop: Climate, Oceans and Security

Date: November 6, 2020

Webinar | Workshop

On 6 November, the Stockholm Climate Security Hub through the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will host a virtual workshop on ‘Climate, Oceans and Security’. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate changes are likely to create unprecedented conditions with ‘increased temperatures (virtually certain), greater upper… Read more »

High-Level Panel on Water Diplomacy

Date: September 21, 2020

Location: Online


On 21 September, the International Day of Peace, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) convened the annual High-Level Panel on Water Diplomacy. The event focused on how the climate and security sectors can learn from each other. Speakers from EcoPeace Middle East, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the… Read more »