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 Jun

Breakfast Briefing at Riksdagen on Environmental Impacts of the Russian War in Ukraine – What Role for Sweden?

On 14 June, The Hub held a breakfast briefing at the Swedish Parliament, Riksdagen, on Environmental impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Since the start of the war, military operations...

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1 Mar

Delegation from U.S. Department of Defense Meets the Hub

On Wednesday, 1 March 2023 a delegation from the United States Department of Defense met with representatives of the Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security at the Stockholm International Peace Research...

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26 Jan

Policymakers need to work more closely with researchers to fight the global food crisis

In the face of the current food crisis, we need global collaboration more than ever, said Line Gordon, director of the centre. Photo: Johannes Ernstberger We are facing the...

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Research on climate and security

Three Steps to Including Conflict Considerations in the Design of Climate Change Adaptation Projects →

This policy brief recommends a three-step approach to facilitating the consideration of conflict risks in the design of climate change adaptation projects.

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Enhancing the Conflict Sensitivity of National Adaptation Plans →

This policy brief identifies three key actors that are well placed to take concrete steps to enhance the conflict sensitivity of National Adaptation Plans.

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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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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 »