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Language on Indigenous Peoples’ rights should stay in the new global biodiversity framework—for communities, nature and peace

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Jürg A. Staudenmann and Dr Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Keeping the role and rights of IPLCs prominent in the new Global Biodiversity Framework could help to ensure that large-scale nature conservation is just, peaceful and effective.

Reducing climate-related security risks and building peace through adaptation

Dr Farah Hegazi and Katongo Seyuba

Climate adaptation can reduce conflict risks and support peacebuilding. But this will only work if social factors are given as much attention as the technologies.

Information challenges for humanitarian response to climate shocks in fragile settings

Dr Karen Meijer and Anniek Barnhoorn

As climate change intensifies, humanitarians working in fragile settings need timely, reliable information in order to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather and longer-term climatic trends on conflict dynamics. They should consider forging long-term partnerships with information providers.

What can we learn from China’s military aid to the Pacific?

Xiao Liang

The Pacific islands have become the latest front in the geopolitical rivalry between China and the West. This blog explores data and trends in China’s military aid to Pacific island countries over the past two decades, and its possible implications for regional geopolitics.

Taking climate security forward in the OSCE

Anniek Barnhoorn

A Ministerial Decision of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) last year opened the door for closer cooperation on climate-change related risks. How could the OSCE and its participating states build on this opportunity?

Gender equality for resilience and peacebuilding

Dr Vongai Murugani

The topic of gender equality, resilience and peacebuilding will be explored in more detail at the Stockholm Forum panel ‘Applying gender inclusive approaches to improve livelihoods and contribute to women’s and girls’ agency in a changing climate’.

Environmental pathways for peace and reconciliation in Yemen?

Amy Dallas and Julie Raasteen

Ahead of the 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Generation NOW: Youth advocacy for climate action and peace

Alex Bramble

Ahead of the 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, SIPRI is pleased to share guest blog posts from partner organizations.

Libya’s electoral limbo: The crisis of legitimacy

Amal Bourhrous

Eleven years after the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi, the situation in Libya remains extremely volatile. Elections planned for 24 December last year did not take place and the electoral process collapsed.