- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
The predicted impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly visible. The World Economic Forum has ranked climate-related risks – including extreme weather events, water scarcity and the failure to adapt and mitigate climate change – among the top five global risks. Policymakers, researchers and the public increasingly recognize the need to address climate-related security risks through cooperation and dialogue.
SIPRI’s work on climate change and risk provides reliable insights on how climate-related security risks evolve and how they are interlinked and interact with different social, political and economic processes. SIPRI researchers also analyse how different policy organisations are responding to these risks and advise them on conflict-sensitive adaptation and mitigation strategies and international efforts for sustaining peace.
This project seeks to refine the current understanding of how to adequately address climate-related security risks in different societal contexts.