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Quantifying transnational climate impact exposure: new perspectives on the global distribution of climate risk

This research develops a global index of exposure to transnational climate impacts. Photo credit: Getty/farakos Indicators used in climate change adaptation planning are largely based on estimates of national or local

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The Return of the Military Framing – the climate-security debate in Trump’s America

Essay by: Malin Mobjörk In place in Trump’s America, from the first parquet in Washington, DC, Malin Mobjörk shares her thoughts on the current climate security debate. Malin Mobjörk is one

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Webinar: Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

Recording of the webinar Webinar with Magnus Benzie, Mistra Geopolitics researcher and Research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute. Adaptation is traditionally implemented at national and subnational levels. However, climate risks

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Inescapably intertwined: the reality of globalization and borderless climate risks

Researcher: Magnus Benzie Living in an era of growing interconnectedness, it is time to admit: climate adaptation isn’t only a matter of national policy. Climate change does not respect national

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Global metal flows in the renewable energy transition: Exploring the effects of substitutes, technological mix and development

Mistra Geopolitics researcher, André Månberger A new publication co-authored by Mistra Geopolitics researcher, André Månberger has been published in the Energy policy journal and is now available online. The study analysed

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Brussels Dialogue – an excellent source of information

Are you also interested in climate change and security from a broad perspective? The Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy continously compiles those issues in reports, workshops proceedings and events. Mistra

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

© Mixed Alternative/Flickr  Although Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to limit warming to “well below” 2°C, the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that

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Climate & Conflict – a research perspective

Photo from the piece “The Nuts and Bolts of a Climate-Conflict Link in East Africa”. There have been ongoing debates among scholars regarding the potential relationship between climate change and violent

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Mistra Geopolitics programme: One year down the line

Björn-Ola Linnér, Programme Director Dear Mistra Geopolitics Programme partners and researchers, It is with significant satisfaction, relief, pride, and most of all considerable curiosity, that I summarize the activities for

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National Climate-Related Security Policies of the UN Security Council’s Permanent Member States

Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown (Flickr). Over the past decade, climate change has become increasingly embedded within global security discourse, but whether it should be formally considered as a matter

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Lena Ek is the new chair of Mistra Geopolitics

Lena Ek. Photo Credit: Ola Kjelbye Former Swedish Minister for the Environment, Lena Ek is the new chairperson of the multidisciplinary research programme, Mistra Geopolitics. It is now increasingly more important

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Scholarship opportunity for PhD students

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

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The risk of communicating risk

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

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Investing in Youth: The Hope of Africa

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 present. Here, they give a hopeful reflection with focus on Africa.

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New fact sheet

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

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WANTED: PhD students

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

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Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

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

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Climate change and geopolitics

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

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The Holy Grail of Climate Policy?

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

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It is the quality of growth that matters

“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

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“I lost my job, but they can’t take my voice”

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

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Research from Mistra Geopolitics directly to COP23 in Bonn

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.

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How can research contribute to the migration debate?

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

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Welcome to Mistra Geopolitics

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

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Malin Mobjörk to Washington DC

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

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Climate change, food supply and trade

“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

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EU Global Conflict Risk Index

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

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Climate Cooperation

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

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Mistra Geopolitics Launch

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,

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