The following platforms offer further analysis on the interlinkages between climate change and security:
- Center for Climate and Security
- Climate Diplomacy Initiative
- Planetary Security Initiative
- Stockholm Climate Security Hub
- Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program
Center for Climate and Security
The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) explores and highlights the security risks of climate change at the sub-national, national, regional, and international levels and offers solutions for mitigating and adapting to those risks. The CCS is a non-partisan institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, with a distinguished Advisory Board of senior retired military leaders and security professionals; it facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, provides analysis, conducts research, and acts as a resource hub in the climate and security field.
Climate Diplomacy Initiative
The Climate Diplomacy Initiative was launched by the German Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with adelphi and partners to leverage diplomacy in support of international action on climate change. The initiative has played a central role in catalysing international debates on climate diplomacy and security, developing key narratives, contributing to awareness-raising and capacity-building efforts, supporting policy-makers in moving from risk analysis to timely preventive action, and facilitating international and regional dialogues on this topic around the world. The Climate Diplomacy Platform provides a comprehensive collection of reports, policy briefs, articles, videos, and podcasts on these issues.
Planetary Security Initiative
The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) has hosted four Planetary Security Conferences (PSC) which gathered representatives from governments, international organisations, think tanks, NGOs, academia, and the private sector from more than 70 countries. The conferences have successfully strengthened a community of practice around climate and security, bolstered knowledge, and forged an agenda for action. In 2017 the PSI launched The Hague Declaration on Planetary Security at the 3rd PSC to support concrete steps to advance action in six different areas connected to climate change and security. This website gives an overview of the six action areas and the progress that has been achieved so far by the international community in this respect.
As an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control, and disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) provides data, analyses, and recommendations on global security. Part of SIPRI's research is dedicated to climate change and risk and looks into how climate-related security risks are interlinked and interact with different social, political, and economic processes. SIPRI also analyses how different policy organisations are responding to these risks and advises them on conflict-sensitive adaptation and mitigation strategies and international efforts for sustaining peace.
Four assessments of climate-related security risks for regions under discussion in foreign policy and security policy communities have been published by SIPRI's Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks:
Central Asia – Climate-related security risk assessment (SIPRI, 2018)
Iraq – Climate-related security risk assessment (SIPRI, 2018)
Somalia – Climate-related security risk assessment (SIPRI, 2018)
Stockholm Climate Security Hub
The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four 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 was launched in response to Sweden’s non-permanent membership to the UN Security Council from 2017-2018 with the aim to push climate security up on the international agenda.
Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program
For 25 years the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) has been actively pursuing the connections between the environment, health, population, development, conflict, and security. ECSP brings together scholars, policy-makers, media, and practitioners through events, research, publications, multimedia content, and their blog New Security Beat.
We welcome further submissions by interested institutions that are dedicated to addressing and assessing climate-related security risks. Please direct submissions to the Secretariat of the Climate Security Expert Network.