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New SIPRI research on climate change, renewable energy and security in the borderlands of Ethiopia and Kenya

SIPRI has been awarded a three-year grant from the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) to conduct research that investigates the changing livelihood conditions around the Omo-Turkana Basin—a lake basin which supports over 5 million people.

SIPRI and partners convene regional dialogue on climate security in the Horn of Africa

On 22–23 May, SIPRI, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Kenya Office (FES Kenya) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), convened a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, to seek ways of better integrating the risks posed by climate change into peace and security processes in the Horn of Africa.

Climate change challenges the future success of peacebuilding—shows new SIPRI study on Somalia

(Stockholm, 23 October 2019) Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding missions, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) which studies the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

SIPRI launches new initiative to address the negative impact of environmental crises

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 2022, SIPRI today presents a new initiative which aims to address the negative impact of environmental crises. The ‘Environment of Peace 2022’ (EP 2022) initiative is led by SIPRI under the guidance of a distinguished panel of international experts.

SIPRI Director addresses joint meeting of the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

On 22 April, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, joined a virtual meeting of the Delegation for Relations with the Mashreq Countries and the Delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. The topic for the meeting was ‘The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Can the EU Help to Overcome the Dispute?’.

SIPRI at high-level event on advancing the role of the OSCE in the field of climate security

On 29 September, SIPRI experts joined a high-level event on the role of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the field of climate security. Held in Vienna, the event was organized by the Swedish delegation to the OSCE as part of Sweden's current role as chair of the organization.

SIPRI co-hosts event on improving the effectiveness of UN peace operations against climate-related impacts

As part of the 'Climate-related Peace and Security Risks' project, SIPRI co-hosted an expert round table on maintaining the operational resilience of peacekeeping operations in the face of climate-related disruptions. The event was held on 10 May in New York.

SIPRI experts join the 2022 Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development

On 21–22 June SIPRI actively participated in the third edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, which was on the theme ‘Africa in an Era of Cascading Risks and Climate Vulnerability: Pathways for a Peaceful, Resilient and Sustainable Continent’. The forum was held in a hybrid format in Cairo and online.

Frontiers in climate, resilience and security


Climate change related phenomena such as rising sea-levels, drought and resource scarcities are contributing conditions to social unrest and human insecurity. Livelihoods, food security and migration are all affected. There is a need to better identify and respond to the risks of instability and conflict arising from the interaction of climate change, environmental and ecological degradation and social, economic, demographic and political factors.

Security, Insecurity and the Anthropocene


This event is organized by SIPRI, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Mistra Geopolitics. During the webinar, the editors and chapter authors of the new volume 'Anthropocene (In)securities: Reflections on Collective Survival 50 Years After the Stockholm Conference' will discuss some of the key issues of security and insecurity raised in the Anthropocene.