We live in a complex world. The research programme Mistra Geopolitics is dealing with important and complex questions in the intersection of sustainability and security. A few examples:
These and similar questions show that developments can seem positive at first glance, but lead to concerns when more perspectives are added. Environmental change and lack of natural resources are interacting with new social, political and economic patterns. They signal growing uncertainties about future developments and reflect the possibility of broader geopolitical shifts that, in turn, could have far-reaching implications for the prospects of global governance toward sustainable development. These dynamic linkages between challenges and opportunities are the basis for the work within Mistra Geopolitics.
The overall goal of Mistra Geopolitics is to critically explore the interaction between geopolitics, security and global climate and environmental change. In a world characterized by growing uncertainties, the program will be able to contribute with new knowledge while demonstrating opportunities created by innovation and technological development in a number of areas.
The broad nature of the challenge requires an inter-disciplinary approach. The program brings together diverse disciplines and research approaches spanning peace and conflict; human security; global environmental governance; global environmental change; and the effectiveness of domestic, regional, and global policy-making. The research is organized in five different work packages.
Björn-Ola Linnér is Professor of Environmental Change at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University.
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Tim Suljada is Policy Analyst and Project Manager at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm.
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Eva Lövbrand is PhD and Associate Professor of Environmental Change at the Centre for Climate Science & Policy Research, at LiU.
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Karl Hallding is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm.
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Eva Krutmeier is Senior Communication Advisor and Science Communicator, Founder of EKKO AB, Stockholm.
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Zeynep Baser is Project Controller at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). located in Stockholm.
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