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.
Tomorrow (4 June) sees the debut of a new documentary featuring Johan Rockström, a member of the international panel guiding SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative and narrated by the renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
On 23 September, Ilwad Elman, a panellist for SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative, addressed a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the effects of climate change on international peace and security.
On 19 October, Margot Wallström and Helen Clark, members of the international expert panel advising SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative, addressed a virtual seminar on peace and climate change organized by the International Peace Bureau, the Olof Palme International Center and the International Trade Union Confederation.
Margot Wallström, former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, introduced SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative during her keynote address to the ‘Workshop on Climate, Peace and Security: How to Operationalize Principles on Environmental Peacebuilding’, held in Seville, Spain, on 9–10 December.
SIPRI had an active and engaged presence at this year’s Munich Security Conference, 18–20 February. With climate change as one of the focus themes of the conference, SIPRI hosted a round-table discussion titled ‘An Environment of Peace: The Challenge of Securing both Peace and a Sustainable Environment’.
On 25 January, SIPRI and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a joint virtual consultation to inform the preparations for two flagship reports, SIPRI’s Environments of Peace report and UNDP’s ‘2021–22 Human Development Report’ (HDR).
(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) World leaders are failing to prepare for a new era of complex and often unpredictable risks to peace as profound environmental and security crises converge and intensify, according to a major report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
(Stockholm, 23 May 2022) Over the next three days, more than 2600 participants from 150 countries and over 70 partner organizations will convene in person and in a virtual space for the ninth annual Stockholm Forum on 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.
World Water Week 2022 provided SIPRI experts with an opportunity to present aspects of their work on the security implications of climate and environmental change, including the Environment of Peace report.
SIPRI, in collaboration with the governments of Germany and Sweden and the German Council on Foreign Relations, hosted a side event at COP27’s preparatory meeting (PRECOP27) in Kinshasa on 5 October. The event addressed the conflict situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its links to climate security.
SIPRI is proud to host the fourth annual SIPRI Lecture, held on the theme ‘Environment of Peace’. The lecture will be delivered by HE Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.