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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Karl Hallding is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), located in Stockholm.
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Åsa Persson is a senior research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), located in Stockholm.
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Tim Suljada is Policy Analyst and Project Manager 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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Brenda Ochola is Communication Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) located in Stockholm.
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Robert Egnell is Professor of Military Sociology and Head of the Department for security, strategy and leadership at the Swedish Defense University.
Lena Ek is the chair of Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association. She also served as Minister for the Environment from 2011 to 2014. Lena is currently the chair of Mistra-Geopolitics.
Hala Mohammed is Vice Chair of the Swedish Red Cross.
Caroline Ankarcrona is the Project Manager at The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Annika Markovic is the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO.