About

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 of Foreign Affairs.

Updates

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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28 May

Laying out a new vision for global adaptation

It’s most often at local, regional and national levels that adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change happens. But warning of the breakdown of global cooperation, SEI researchers together with international...

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Resources

Research on climate and security

Climate-related Security Risks and the African Union →

This Policy Brief outlines key strengths of the African Union’s response, such as a rapidly evolving discourse around climate security and efforts to improve collaboration in the institution.

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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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How do we prioritize when making decisions about development and disaster risk? A look at five key dimensions of trade-offs →

This discussion brief outlines key dimensions of trade-offs in decision-making on Development and Disaster Risk Reduction at multiple governance levels, identifying intervention points to transform the relationship between development and DRR.

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Events


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

Webinar

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 »

SIWI Webinar: The Well-being of the Oceans

Date: May 27, 2020

Seminar

On 27 May 2020, the Stockholm Climate Security Hub contributed to a webinar entitled ‘The Well-being of the Oceans’ organized by the Swedish Water House at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The Source-to-Sea approach discussed in depth during the webinar, emphasizes the fact that the well-being of the oceans is deeply connected to the… Read more »

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