About

The Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security 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.

Updates

22 Nov

The link between climate change and security

As the Swedish government plans for future scenarios with implications from climate change and environmental degradation, and is involved in climate negotiations, the Stockholm Hub will play a key...

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HLP World Water Week
7 Oct

Hub hosts high-level panel at World Water Week

On 31 August, the Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security convened a High-Level Panel on Climate and Peace. Held as part of the World Water Week, the session...

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Stockholm +50
2 Jun

Stockholm Hub at Stockholm +50

On 2–3 June, the global environmental community gathered for Stockholm +50. Hosted by Sweden and Kenya, the meeting combined sessions, dialogues, side events, and webinars on the theme ‘A...

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Resources

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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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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