Workshop on Climate Change and Security


Group photo

On 27-28 September 2018, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) co-hosted a joint Workshop on Climate Change and Security. The workshop brought together an international group of twenty scholars and experts to discuss ongoing and emergent research on a variety of topics related to climate change and security. The discussions highlighted a variety of topics including the consequences of resource scarcity, extreme weather events, food price shocks, land use competition, demographic pressure, and environmental migration. The program included presentations on 14 projects as well as a keynote lecture by Professor W. Neil Adger on sustainable urbanization.

The workshop was co-organized by Nina von Uexkull of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and Halvard Buhaug of PRIO. The workshop was sponsored by the research project Climate Variability and Security Threats (CLIMSEC), funded by the European Research Council (grant no. 648291) based at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict, funded by the Swedish Research Council, SIDA, and FORMAS based at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (grant no. 2016-06389).