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


SIPRI and Hub partners—session at the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development: The Integrated Analysis of Climate-related Security Risks

Date: May 19, 2020

Location: 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development

On 19 May 2020, the Stockholm Climate Security Hub’s four partner institutes; the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), together with the United Nations Climate Security Mechanism (CSM) convened a session at the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on… Read more »

Climate-related security challenges and how to respond to them

Date: August 28, 2019

Location: Room L7- Tele2 Arena, Arenaslingan 14, Johanneshov, Sweden

How do climate driven hazards negatively impact peace and security? What are the important factors to consider in order to mitigate climate-related security risks?  A showcase by Stockholm Climate Security Hub at World Water Week will answer these questions – questions that are gaining attention not only by communities in vulnerable climate regions, but also… Read more »

Climate security and insecurity

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Valhallavägen 199, 105 25 Stockholm

Workshop

How does climate change cause or contribute to violent conflict? How can climate change lead to food riots? What can water diplomacy do to prevent conflict? These are some of the questions that representatives of the Climate Security Hub will be discussing in dialogue with Swedish foreign affairs professionals at an event in Stockholm. The… Read more »

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