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What happened 3 December 1968?

December 3rd marks the 50-year anniversary of when climate change was first discussed in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The Swedish UN Ambassador, Sverker Åström, warned in his speech

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Reflections from FOTAR2018

On 16 and 17 of November the international conference The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Challenges in Trade, Security and Environmental Policy – FOTAR2018 was held in Hamburg, bringing together politicians, academics,

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Three international researchers join Mistra Geopolitics Research School

Three researchers from Peru, Brazil and Nigeria have joined the Mistra Geopolitics Research School. These next-generation scholars with diverse research expertise are spending four months with Swedish partner institutions SIPRI

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Norrköping Decision Arena – a unique facility in Europe

On 1st October, Mistra Geopolitics research school visited the Norrköping Decision Arena at Linköping University for a seminar on visualisation. The Norrköping Decision Arena draws on recent research and development in interactive

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Geopolitics of Phosphorous

  Geopolitics of Phosphorus The importance of trade, teleconnections and multi-level governance was one of the thematic panel sessions at the Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, a biannual event bringing together stakeholders

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Coordinating climate finance for the long haul

Mistra Geopolitics author: Kevin Adams Enhancing collaboration, seizing opportunities The 20th board meeting of the Green Climate Fund was arguably the biggest calamity in climate policy since the collapse of the

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Mistra Geopolitics joins Swedish initiative to highlight climate security

  Mistra Geopolitics Co-Director, Åsa Persson

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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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