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Mistra Geopolitics providing knowledge to the UN meeting Stockholm+50

Mistra Geopolitics researchers at Stockholm University and SIPRI are providing scientific knowledge to the UN high-level meeting Stockholm+50.

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New report: Climate risks and community resilience in the mining sector

Today, the report “Climate risks and community resilience in the mining sector” are presented by authors from Stockholm University at a launch event.

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High media exposure for Mistra Geopolitics

Mistra Geopolitics scientists were quoted in 425 media articles published by international and Swedish news outlets during 2021.

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Highlights from the Mistra Geopolitics annual conference 2022

In March, Mistra Geopolitics held its annual conference. Opening remarks were given by Björn-Ola Linnér, Linköping University and Måns Nilsson, SEI.

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Mistra Geopolitics annual report 2021

The annual report highlights cutting-edge research on climate risks and security, food security, decarbonization, sustainable oceans and emerging technologies.

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From COP26 to Stockholm+50

Björn-Ola Linnér summarizes the outcomes of COP26 in Glasgow and look ahead towards the Stockholm+50 conference to be held in June this year.

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Briefing the UN Security Council on the impacts of emerging technologies

Dr Boulanin gave a briefing on trends in the development and use of emerging technologies, opportunities and risks for international peace and security.

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Can we predict climate change impacts on future peace and security?

In the same manner as societies are developing policies to strike the optimal balance between public safety and social and economic cost of Covid-19, the international community is negotiating strategies to address climate change.

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Q&A: Sweden’s perception of its climate vulnerability changes

The Swedish National Expert Council for Climate Adaptation launched a report to the government regarding a revision of Sweden's national adaptation strategy. SEI's Frida Lager contributed to the report through her research expertise in Mistra Geopolitics.

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Film launch: Climate risks to global food trade

In this Mistra Geopolitics film Kevin M. Adams explains how climate risks to major commodities can be addressed.

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Apply to the Mistra Geopolitics research school 2022

Mistra Geopolitics offers financial support for up to three PhD students to spend the autumn semester of 2022 as guest researchers within the research programme. Application deadline: 1 February.

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Björn-Ola Linnér: ”A big step for the climate negotiations”

Björn-Ola Linnér: “A small step for humanity, but a big step for the climate negotiations, with an emphasis on the negotiations.”

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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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