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Digitalt seminarium: How climate security risks shape international cooperation

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Försvarshögskolans rektor Robert Egnell deltar i ett digitalt seminarium som arrangeras av forskningsprogrammet Mistra Geopolitcs där Försvarshögskolan är en partner.

What do we know about the link between climate security risks and conflict? How are these risks perceived and governed by states and multilateral institutions?

The new Biden administration has pledged to make climate change a priority. Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the federal government to make climate change an integral part of its foreign and national security policy. Other countries have pushed multilateral institutions such as the European Union, UN Environment, the UN Security Council or the World Bank to address climate risks for human and national security, and it goes in line with years of thinking within the defense sector.

2020 and 2016 has been the hottest years on record, and the 2010s was the warmest decade. During the same decade, the world has seen an increase in armed conflicts. This free seminar gathers researchers from the Mistra Geopolitics research programme to discuss new evidence on what we know about the link between climate change and conflict and how risks are perceived and governed by states and multilateral institutions.

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

Agenda – How climate security risks shape international cooperation

15.00- 15.10: Opening Remarks

  • Björn-Ola Linnér, Professor Environmental Change, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, Programme Director Mistra Geopolitics
  • Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence University, Professor in Leadership

15.10-15.35: Research highlights

Climate change and security: What is the connection between climate and conflict? Evidence and knowledge gaps

  • Nina von Uexkull, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Stockholm University, Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Mistra Geopolitics

Climate risks in global governance: Climate action and perceptions in multilateral institutions

  • Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations, Dept of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University, Mistra Geopolitics

Variations of climate security risks: Perceptions among UN Climate Conference participants

  • Maria Jernäs, PhD candidate, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, Linköping University and Mistra Geopolitics

15.35-15.55: Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence University, Professor in Leadership

  • Björn-Ola Linnér, Professor Environmental Change, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University, Programme Director Mistra Geopolitics
  • Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations, Dept of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University, Mistra Geopolitics
  • Nina von Uexkull, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Stockholm University, Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Mistra Geopolitics
  • Maria Jernäs, PhD candidate, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, Linköping University and Mistra Geopolitics

15.55-16.00: Closing remarks by Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence University, Professor in Leadership

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Datum: 29 april 2021
Tid: 15.00—16.00
Plats: Online
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