Lena Ek, Chair of Mistra Geopolitics
Lena Ek, Chair of Mistra Geopolitics. Photo: Ola Kjelbye.

It is now increasingly more important to understand the complexity of how climate and environmental issues interact with security issues.

Last year, the research foundation Mistra supported a new four-year research programme to develop new knowledge about these relationships. An important goal for the programme is to communicate the results to business and policy makers.

Climate, environment and security

“The climate impact affects us globally and politically in areas such as energy, food, forest, water and migration. It is a question of cross-border challenges and in order to meet them, cross-border research is needed. Mistra Geopolitics is designed to handle this,” says Lena Ek.

Lena Ek succeeds Anders Kompass, who has now taken office as Sweden’s ambassador to Guatemala.


Ylva Rylander, Press Officer, SEI
+46 731 503 384, ylva.rylander@sei.org

Eva Krutmeijer, Communication Manager, Mistra Geopolitics
+46 709 84 66 38, eva@krutmeijer.se

Mistra Geopolitics is a research programme funded by Mistra , that examines the dynamics of geopolitics, human security and environmental change.

The programme brings together a strong interdisciplinary research team consisting of six Swedish core consortium partners: SEI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) , Linköping University , Uppsala University , Stockholm University and Lund University .

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