The more we understand the world, the more complex it gets. The pace of transformation towards sustainable development is far too slow. Why is this?
The film “Navigating towards a secure and sustainable future” presents Mistra Geopolitics, an interdisciplinary research programme that investigates the consequences of ongoing and rapidly accelerating climate change, and examines how the dynamics of geopolitics, human security and environmental change interrelate.
Björn-Ola Linner, Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at Linköping University said:
At a time when the world map is being fundamentally redrawn in terms of interests and interactions – we must reconsider established political concepts, institutions and forms of international cooperation. Disruptive times are full of uncertainties and risks, but also opportunities and hope.
Åsa Persson, Deputy Director and Research Director of Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), said:
Climate change, geopolitics, security – both national and human – societal transformations, low-carbon economy, trade and international cooperation. Experts in these areas need to be brought together in order to understand the new risks, opportunities and uncertainties. This is exactly what researchers at Mistra Geopolitics are doing – connecting the dots.
Björn-Ola Linnér said:
In these critical times we continue our endeavours to raise the understanding of the interlinkages between geopolitics and sustainable development
Featured in the film:
Björn-Ola Linnér: Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University. He analyses how the political processes and actors affect conditions for social changes towards sustainable development in different parts of the world. He has a long experience in research dialogues with various societal actors, such as the climate convention’s secretariat, governments, businesses and environmental organizations.
Åsa Persson is Research Director and Deputy Director at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Her e
Dr Malin Mobjörk was a Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme from 2016 to 2021. Malin’s expertise focuses on the intersection of climate change, security and development and how policy organizations are responding to climate-related security risks.
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Lisa Dellmuth is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Stockholm University. Lisa is leading the Research School of Mistra Geopolitics. Her research focuses on legitimacy and redistribution in global governance, and global climate change solutions. She leads the 5-year research program GlocalClim (Glocalizing Climate Governance: The role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks) funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas).
Telephone:+46 8 161 076
André Månberger is an associate senior lecturer at Lund University. He lectures in various courses at the department of environmental and energy systems studies. The overarching theme of his research is the interaction between security and sustainable development. André is a researcher in Work Package 4; The inter-relationships between shifting geopolitical landscapes and the SDGs.
Tina Schmid Neset
Tina Schmid Neset is an associate professor at Linköping University. Her research focus lies on the visualization of Climate Change and Resource Flows as well as on resource management and vulnerability assessments related to agriculture and food security. Tina leads the research in Work Package 5; Foresight- Sweden in a changing, geopolitical landscape.
Magnus Benzie: Research Fellow (SEI), focusing on climate change adaptation. His research includes professional experience in climate change research with a focus on climate impacts, vulnerability, risk and adapatation. Magnus is a researcher in Work Package 2; Impact pathways in a changing environmental and geopolitical context.