The world stands at a crossroads – four scenarios for geopolitics 2021-2023

A year of a pandemic, how has the future changed? Karl Hallding presents probable future scenarios based on research performed within Mistra Geopolitics in collaboration with Futurion.

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How ambitious is China’s five-year plan on climate targets?

The National People’s Congress of China has now concluded its annual session in Beijing.

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Humanitarian needs crucial for UN disaster relief after climate disasters

A new study in PNAS finds that aid provided by the United Nations (UN) in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is driven by humanitarian need rather than by strategic donor interests. The results underline the importance of climate-related hazards for understanding aid disbursements.

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China’s Climate Promises

In this webinar, Karl Hallding places the China’s ambitions in the climate and energy area in a geopolitical context and discusses how China's growing global ambitions may affect the conditions for sustainable development.

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Metals in the low-carbon energy transition – how do they affect geopolitics?

The fossil fuel-based energy system contributes to environmental and climate problems. Climate-driven energy policies will affect the geopolitics of energy.

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The Geopolitics of Food Security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger

Assessing prospects for Zero Hunger requires an understanding of food security that goes beyond humanitarian issues to include linkages with geopolitics.

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Q&A on the Belt and Road Initiative

China’s international ambition, expressed and implemented through the BRI, affects our chances to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement...

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Just transition and the geopolitics of decarbonization in the EU

This brief shows how the EU Commission’s approach to just transition may influence the politics of decarbonization within the EU.

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Global adaptation governance: Explaining the governance responses of international organizations to new issue linkages

This article develops an innovative theoretical framework to understand the factors that influence the governance responses of international organizations to adaptation challenges in the context of their respective issue areas.

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Emitters in the Spotlight – China, the Big Consumer

Can China actually lead the Green Revolution? And can global emissions ever significantly go down if China does not play its part?

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