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  • Workshop participants: researchers and practitioners working on/with advocacy organizations in global governance. Photo: Tristan Masson International Workshop held June 11-12, 2018, funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, hosted at Stockholm University by Mistra Geopolit...

  • Who are the actors that will lead the transformation towards a sustainable future? Three of Mistra Geopolitics’ researchers: Björn-Ola Linnér, Karin Bäckstrand and Åsa Persson, will lead this discussion at a seminar on Monday 2nd July at 8.30 -10.00 am. The seminar, organized together with Hag...

  • . Over the past decade, climate change has become increasingly embedded within global security discourse, but whether it should be formally considered as a matter for the international peace and security agenda remains contested. Moreover, while the adverse effects of climate change on natural, soci...

  • 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 to understand the complexity of how climate and environmental issues interact with sec...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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  • 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 demand for 12 metals in global climate mitigation scenarios up to 2060 and qu...

  • 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 Geopolitics is represented through its partner E3G and did also send a delegation to the ...

  • © 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 have been submitted would result in warming closer to 3°C. Even this may be optimis...

  • 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 conflict. A recent article on climate-conflict research arguing that research on cli...

  • . 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 Mistra Geopolitics in the first year. Thanks to great efforts of the host institution and partners, the progra...

  • 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...

  • 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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