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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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Drought, torrential rain and climate change

The theme at the Havs- och vattenforum 2019 was “adaptation to climate change.” The forum, held yearly, aims to increase knowledge about HaV’s business area, exchange ideas about current issues and find

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Lunch seminar at the Swedish Energy Agency 8 May

How can we use the latest scenario methodology to increase our knowledge about the ongoing transformation of the energy system? What research from the Mistra Geopolitics program is of most relevans and interest for you?

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Reflections from 2nd annual Mistra Geopolitics conference

The second annual conference in the Mistra Geopolitics program held on 30 – 31st January 2019, has come to an end. Eva Krutmeijer reflects on the conference from a communications perspective.

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Launching the Stockholm Geopolitics Scenarios

The scenario set identifies key drivers of change, describes the relationships between them and imagines pathways leading to four different worlds in 2050.

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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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Global governance institutions in the face of geopolitical and environmental change

We need substantial global governance to govern geopolitical and collective action problems such as environmental change. Consider climate change, disease epidemics, military security, and trade flows.

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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 Phosphorus

  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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