MISTRA Geopolitics

Project overview

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Project period

  • 2017-2024

Project Description

The Mistra Geopolitics research program (external website) examines the interactions between geopolitics, human security and global environmental change. It seeks to develop strategies for Sweden and Swedish actors to better navigate and face increasing geopolitical insecurity while taking advantage of opportunities created by innovation and technological development. Mistra Geopolitics brings together an interdisciplinary research team consisting of six Swedish core partners: The Stockholm Environment Institute (host), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and the universities of Linköping, Stockholm, Lund and Uppsala.

During the first phase of the program (2017-2020), the Department of Peace and Conflict Research investigated the interrelationship between peace and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the long-term impact of environmental change on political violence. During the second phase (2021-2024) a main focus will be on forecasting population displacement from climate-related complex emergencies.

Read more about forecasting population displacement (pdf)

Main financial support

  • The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research MISTRA

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