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New report reveals major climate risks to global food trade

A report by SEI and Mistra Geopolitics reveals the climate risks to global trade in major agricultural commodities.

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New book about security, insecurity and the Anthropocene

A new book is published today by SIPRI and Oxford University Press. “Anthropocene (In)securities: Reflections on Collective Survival 50 Years After the Stockholm Conference”, is edited by E. Lövbrand and M. Mobjörk and includes a foreword by Ambassador Jan Eliasson.

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New study: Increased engagement in climate adaptation among 30 organizations

In a study in PLOS ONE, researchers from Mistra Geopolitics and Stockholm University have published the first dataset quantifying climate change adaptation by 30 international organizations.

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Mistra Geopolitics and SEI contributed to Sweden’s review of the SDGs

Mistra Geopolitics Deputy Director Henrik Carlsen and SEI Research Fellow Nina Weitz provided methodological support to the Swedish Government in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Björn-Ola Linnér member of the Swedish delegation on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Mistra Geopolitics Director Björn-Ola Linnér is a member of the Swedish delegation on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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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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New geopolitics of the EU, US and China affects sustainability opportunities

A new study on China’s role as a major investor in energy will be presented at a webinar hosted by Mistra Geopolitics and SEI on 27 May.

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Mistra Geopolitics featured by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Mistra Geopolitics is awarded to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science's prestigious 100 list.

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Mistra Geopolitics annual report 2020

Covid-19 places new demands on society regarding reconstruction and long-term decisions. The Mistra Geopolitics annual report include highlights of Mistra Geopolitics research, contributing to increased foresight in a world characterized by uncertainty and rapid change.

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New study on climate change as a security risk

Mistra Geopolitics will be presenting results from the study ‘Climate change as security risks: Perception patterns among UN climate conference participants’ at a webinar about climate security on 29 April, hosted by SEI and Mistra Geopolitics.

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Film launch: Navigating towards a secure and sustainable future

This film showcases the Mistra Geopolitics programme, featuring scientists from Linköping University, SEI, Lund University, SIPRI and Stockholm University.

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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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Decarbonization impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in Kazakhstan

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an example of how decarbonization processes interact with the geopolitical dynamics.

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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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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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Open PhD positions: join the Mistra Geopolitics programme

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.

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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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The importance of research – Interviews with Mistra Programme Directors

How can content and results from Mistra's research programmes contribute to a sustainable recovery and long-term social transformation?

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Press release: Funding from Mistra for another 4 years

Mistra announced a package of 60 million SEK for Mistra Geopolitics to fund research and stakeholder engagement at six leading Swedish universities and institutes, starting in January 2021.

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Q&A: How the Mistra Geopolitics programme contributes to a more sustainable world

Looking ahead to the second phase of the Mistra Geopolitics research programme.

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Geopolitics of Decarbonisation – Towards an Analytical Framework

This report helps structure the interrelationship between geopolitics and decarbonisation and identifies pertinent questions on future trends.

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Can the EU and China save the Paris Agreement in 2020? Avoiding trade-wars and increasing joint ambitions?

Is China trying to reshape the nature of international order through the Belt and Road Initiative?

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What role does China play in Climate Change?

Is China trying to reshape the nature of international order through the Belt and Road Initiative?

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Walkshop with Mistra Geopolitics Research School

Mistra Geopolitics Research School organized a two-day "walkshop" where they combined in-depth discussions of research projects in progress and explored walking as a methodological practice.

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Sustainability Transformations: Agents and Drivers across Societies

The need for societal transformation is increasingly acknowledged in policy, planning, academia and media to achieve decarbonization, resilience, national development plans or sustainability objectives.

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Beyond Limits: Making Policy in a Climate Changed World

Rather than promising secure futures, the anthropocene places us at an uncomfortable juncture where irreversible loss and damage has already occurred.

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Disruptive impacts of electric vehicles should be focus at upcoming G20

New study finds most countries are not prepared for impacts of unexpectedly rapid market penetration of Electronic Vehicles.

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Does climate cause conflict?

New study shows climate change has increased conflict risks historically, but low socioeconomic development and low capabilities of the state are more influential.

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China’s rising role in sustainable development and peacebuilding contexts

China’s growing economic and political footprint in fragile and developing country contexts has become an increasingly significant development actor.

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