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How do we handle several crises at the same time?

Climate, security and resources challenges were discussed by an expert panel at the Mistra seminar in Almedalen.

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How does geopolitics influence the climate-driven agenda?

Panellist discussed how short and long-term policies influence the climate-driven agenda during Almedalsveckan in Visby, Gotland. 

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Nina von Uexkull wins Uppsala University’s Oscar Prize

Nina von Uexkull has been awarded the prestigious Oscar Prize for her work on security implications of climate change.

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Henrik Carlsen och Björn-Ola Linnér on Russia and food production

In an interview for DN, researchers explain how climate change may give a strategical advantage to Russia in terms of food production.

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Mistra Geopolitics at the Swedish political week in Almedalen

Mistra Geopolitics Co-Director Henrik Carlsen will participate in two seminars on 4 July, organised in collaboration with Mistra and the Haga Initiative during Almedalsveckan.

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How to overcome the geopolitics of the blue economy

Karina Barquet moderated a dialogue on marine spatial planning and the role of innovation in the blue economy at Stockholm+50.

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Building partnerships to advance the blue economy

Karina Barquet presenting her research at the Stockholm+50 side event on Blue Economy, Sports and Environment.

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New book chapter on climate and security in the Mediterranean

Climate-related challenges that societies in the Mediterranean region are facing are analyzed in this recently published book.

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Mistra Geopolitics in Brussels – towards a secure and sustainable future

Mistra Geopolitics management team including board members showcased the research programme to policymakers in Brussels.

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New book by Simon Dalby: Rethinking Environmental Security

The new book by Simon Dalby, member of Mistra Geopolitics' Science Advisory Board, has close connections to the high-level UN meeting Stockholm+50.

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Mistra Geopolitics provides knowledge to Stockholm+50 UN meeting

Researchers within Mistra Geopolitics provides 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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