Florian Krampe, (PhD, 2016, Uppsala University) is a political scientist working at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) specializing in peace and conflict research, environmental/climate security, and international security. Since 2021 he Director of the Climate Change and Risk programme at SIPRI. His primary academic interest is the foundations of peace and security, especially the processes of building and sustaining peace after armed conflict. He is currently focusing on climate security and the post-conflict management of natural resources, with a specific interest in the ecological foundations for a socially, economically, and politically resilient peace. Dr Krampe is an Affiliated Researcher at the Research School for International Water Cooperation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Specially Appointed Professor at the Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability at Hiroshima University, Japan.

His articles have been published in journals ranging from Global Environmental Politics and The Lancet Global Health to Cooperation and Conflict and the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. His current book project is under contract with Cambridge University Press. The book deals with the risks and opportunities of renewable natural resource governance in post-conflict peacebuilding processes. The empirical heart of the book is three comparative case studies that assess natural resource management in Kosovo and East Timor, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in Nepal.

Krampe’s work has informed policymakers several UN entities, including the UN Security Council, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as regional actors and organisations, such as the African Union and European Union. Krampe advised multiple governments, including the German Foreign Office, the Swedish and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their work on climate security. Krampe participates regularly in high-level meetings with ministers and senior diplomats.

Krampe is an Affiliated Researcher at the Research School for International Water Cooperation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and served as consortium expert of the Planetary Security Initiative initiated by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Krampe’s research has been supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development Formas. From 2014-2016 Krampe was Director of the Forum for South Asia Studies, an interdisciplinary forum that supports and facilitates research on South Asia within the Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University. He holds a PhD and MSSc from Uppsala University (Sweden) and a BA from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).

Presentation of the SIPRI Policy Paper ‘Climate-related security risks and peacebuilding in Somalia’ by Karolina Eklöw and Dr. Florian Krampe in the UN Security Council in February 2020. The report is available to download here:

You can follow him on twitter @floriankrampe.

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