The Climate Change and Conflict Project

The Climate Change and Conflict Project
The Climate Change and Conflict Project

On October 15th, DIAS Fellow Dr. James Rogers and Arctic Ambassador of Denmark Thomas Winkler will be in discussion at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland.


On 23rd of September 2021, the Arctic Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Thomas Winkler discussed the changes taking place within the Arctic. With global climate change leading to a so-called scramble for ‘Arctic Resources’, and with an ever more crowded Arctic fused with Great Power tensions, the discussions in the field of Arctic affairs is more urgent than ever.

Therefore, DIAS Fellow James Rogers and DIAS Fellow Carolin Löscher decided to combine their fields to collaborate in this interdisciplinary project; The Climate Change and Conflict. This included Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe coming to Danish Institute for Advanced Study as a visiting fellow.


Solutions can be found in the interdisciplinary collaborations across borders


The project explores the long history and ‘Big Data’ of climate change and human conflict to identify potentially correlation between climate extremes and periods of human conflict or cooperation.

The ambition is to engage with the world’s leading scholars on climate change and international security. With Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe as a visiting fellow in the early fall that ambition was carried out. Her extensive international policy experience and pioneering academic work on Arctic (in)security was a welcome and valued addition to the Climate Change and Conflict project.

The Guardian lists Caroline Kennedy-Pipe as one of the United Kingdom’s leading scholars of war and currently she works on Arctic Security, Russia and the High North. She was a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Defense Committee, and regularly advises governments and militaries on Arctic security within the context of global climate change.

We look forward to welcoming more visiting fellows at Danish Institute for Advanced Study.



Read more about climate geopolitics:

  • Great Power Competition in the Anthropocene Arctic – link to book (free of charge)
  • On Thin Ice? – Perspectives on Arctic Security – link to book (free of charge)


More information:

  • DIAS Fellow James Rogers –
  • DIAS Fellow Carolin Löscher –
  • Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe –