Covid-19 places new demands on society regarding reconstruction and long-term decisions. The annual report 2020 include highlights of Mistra Geopolitics research, contributing to increased foresight in a world characterized by uncertainty and rapid change.
Lena Ek, Chair of the Board, highlights:
In a world that has changed radically due to the 2020 global pandemic, where poverty is again increasing, climate and biodiversity solutions are delayed, and established behaviour between states is being questioned, programmes like Mistra Geopolitics become even more important.
Reshaping the scene for global politics and governance
Mistra Geopolitics’ analyses of the interplay between geopolitical development and strategic environmental policy decisions are unique. The aim moving forward is to understand how transformative processes are remaking the scene for global politics and governance, and thereby advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Björn-Ola Linnér, Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at Linköping University highlights:
Ongoing efforts to secure sustainability through the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda have injected positive momentum into global affairs. The call for sustainability transformations resonates in many governments, companies and organizations around the world.
Three themes will guide the programme’s research 2021 to 2024:
- The Geopolitics of Food Security
- The Geopolitics of Sustainable Oceans
- The Geopolitics of Decarbonization
Lena Ek, Chair of the Board, concludes:
Summarizing the results so far, and the ambitions for the next four years of work, the Board of Mistra Geopolitics and I are proud to introduce you to the annual report, with all its knowledge and forward-looking proposals. The world needs solutions.
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.
Lena Ek is the chair of Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association. She also served as Minister for the Environment from 2011 to 2014. Lena Ek is currently Chair of the Board of Mistra Geopolitics.
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