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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Climate security and insecurity

Date: May 9, 2019

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


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 »