The Stockholm Climate Security Hub is an initiative of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs that builds on cooperation between four Stockholm-based think-tanks: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University (SRC).

The Stockholm Climate Security Hub’s overall aim is to cooperate on research and analysis on climate security, the security implications of climate change, as well as to communicate the latest knowledge in the field. The transdisciplinary research programme Mistra Geopolitics, which includes SEI and SIPRI, has already started to link climate and environmental research with geopolitics and will also contribute.

The Hub aims to provide evidence-based support to policy-makers, including the United Nations and other international organizations.

The launch of the Hub is a milestone in Sweden’s ongoing efforts to push climate security up the international agenda. It follows the UN Security Council debate on climate security which took place under the Swedish Security Council presidency in July 2018, the first Security Council debate on the topic in seven years.

SEI’s Research Director and Deputy Director, Åsa Persson, speaks at the launch of the Stockholm Climate Security Hub during the 2018 World Water Week in Stockholm.