Back to work on environment, peace, and security
“The war in Ukraine has emphasised the interconnectedness of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet”
The hub exemplifies the importance of working together, bringing expertise from a wide range of fields to ensure we are best placed to tackle crises as encompassing as the climate crisis. As SIWI’s Torgny Holmgren noted: ”The war in Ukraine has emphasised the interconnectedness of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet”. According to the UN Security General, the war in Ukraine could push 1.7 billion people, 1 in 5 people, into hunger and poverty. Unfortunately, we can expect to soon see similar shock waves sweep across our planet when other food markets collapse from climate pressures such as droughts and floods.”
Water has a key role to play in reducing conflict and improving resilience in the face of the climate crisis. This collaboration enables our expertise to be combined and strengthened by the knowledge and research in the Hub to facilitate the shared goal of a peaceful and prosperous planet and people.
Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security
The Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate and Security provides evidence-based insights on building security and prosperity and strengthening resilience in the face of a changing climate. It combines the strengths of four leading research institutes: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University (SRC). The Hub is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.