Broad programme to explore links between geopolitics and sustainable development

Mistra is investing in a new research initiative with a focus on geopolitics and sustainable development. The emphasis in this social science programme will be on research in political science, economic history, and peace and conflict studies.

‘The geopolitical landscape is constantly changing. This programme will deliver a better and more relevant evidence base for decision-making than is currently available,’ said Johan Edman, who will be overseeing the programme at Mistra.

The initiative will have an overall budget of SEK 58 million and will be led by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). It will also involve researchers from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and from Linköping, Lund, Stockholm and Uppsala universities. Other members of the consortium are the German research institute Adelphi and British E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism Ltd). In addition, a large number of public agencies, companies and non-governmental organisations will be participating in the work.