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  • Mistra Geopolitics offers financial support to PhD students to spend a semester as guest researchers within the program. The aim of the support is to strengthen the links with partner organizations and to enable PhD students from low or middle income countries to spend a semester in Sweden and take ...

  • The Climate sees no borders. Since climate risks are “borderless”, adaptation to climate change is also a global concern. Today, many discussions on climate adaptation are seen as national issues. How do climate impacts cross national borders and which countries are most exposed? Mistra ...

  • Welcome to open lecture by Professor Simon Dalby: Working with the Anthropocene Thesis. Professor Simon Dalby, one of the leading international experts on security and environmental change to Linköping 12 October. More information and registration here >...

  • We all live in a rapidly changing world. Increasing geopolitical insecurity, scarcity of natural resources, new migration patterns, climate change… The list can be made long on how growing uncertainties effect decision-making. New knowledge is needed. And it needs to be communicated. This is why the...

  • Malin Mobjörk, one of the key researchers of Mistra Geopolitics, has been appointed the Mistra Fellowship. She will be a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC from January to June 2018.  Malin Mobjörk, who is a senior researcher at SIPRI apart from leading Mistra Geopoli...

  • Mistra Geopolitics was successfully launched in Stockholm on 2 May. The event brought together programme partners, board members, media, stakeholders and others interested in the Programme. The keynote, Nick Mabey, gave a fascinating if gloomy insight into developing geopolitical shifts and their in...

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  • The annual Planetary Security conference was held in The Hague, The Netherlands on 12 and 13 December 2017. It brought together nearly 300 senior policy-makers, diplomats, military leaders, researchers, NGOs and private businesses to debate the security implications of environmental change. Karl Hal...

  • Climate security, resilience and peace-building in Africa featured largely during last month’s Planetary Security Conference. Dr Eva Lövbrand, Senior Lecturer at Linköping University and Dr Malin Mobjörk, Senior Researcher at SIPRI; both deeply involved in the Mistra Geopolitics Programme were prese...

  • How can effectiveness be understood and measured, given the uncertainty and long temporal scales involved in climate security challenges? Read more in this new fact sheet from Mistra Geopolitics’ researchers about the challenge about linking knowledge about local vulnerabilities, capacities an...

  • Here is an opportunity for PhD students from low and middle-income countries to join the Mistra Geopolitics Research School in Sweden for the Autumn Semester 2018. In this call you find more information about how to apply for financial support for PhD students to spend a semester as guest researcher...

  • Climate risk pathways Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation? This concern was the conveni...

  • Simon Dalby is the CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, who works in the disciplines of environmental security and critical geopolitics. This article is an historical overview of the relationships between climate change and geopoliti...

  • Mistra Geopolitics was co-hosting a seminar about the OECD report “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth” on December 6. Kevin Adams from SEI made those reflections afterwards, which also serves as a short summary of the event. As the story goes, the Holy Grail has the miraculous ability to prov...

  • “There are golden opportunities for governments to make the right decisions in the coming 10-15 years to boost growth and meet climate goals”, says Anthony Cox, Deputy Director at the OECD Environment Directorate. He comes to Stockholm 6 December 2017 to present the report “Investing in Climate, Inv...

  • The American climate scientist and whistleblower Joel Clement, visited Stockholm on 9 November and gave an exclusive interview to Mistra Geopolitics. He squeezed in a meeting at SEI in Stockholm on his way to the climate conference COP23 in Bonn. He describes his last weeks as ‘electrified’ as he is...

  • Can facts and figures help calm down the emotions around migration issues and bring about a more factual debate? Joakim Palme believes that. He is a Professor of political science at Uppsala University and one of the leading researchers in the Mistra Geopolitics programme. Are you interested in migr...

  • Finding synergies between the different sustainable development goals (SDG:s) in the 2030 Agenda is one of the key challenges when implementing them. In this paper, published online 12 September 2017 in Sustainability Science (Springer) the authors take a first step towards a more systematic approac...

  • “We know that in an international comparison Sweden is more vulnerable to these kinds of climate impacts than to direct climate impacts occurring within our borders.” Åsa Persson, SEI In an increasingly unpredictable world, ensuring the resilience of populations and critical infrastructure to compou...

  • Nina von Uexküll and Håvard Hegre of Uppsala University have been invited to the European Commission/European Joint Research Center in Brussels 31 May 2017. for an expert discussion on the “EU Global Conflict Risk Index”. The index is developed by the European Commission and serves as a starti...

  • Karin Bäckstrand, Jonathan Kuyper, Björn-Ola Linnér and Eva Lövbrand are guest editors of a special issue in Environmental politics 26(4) with 10 articles on the role of non-state actors in the new landscape of climate cooperation after Copenhagen. Read the Environmental politics 26(4) here >...

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