Martina Klimes

Advisor, Water and Peace

Dr Martina Klimes is Advisor for Water and Peace at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) where she is responsible for the Water and Peace portfolio in addition to advising on SIWI’s activities in transboundary basins affected by water scarcity, political tensions, and armed violence. Martina is a member of the World Water Week Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the period 2019 and 2022.
Martina has 15 years of experience working with dialogue facilitation, conflict resolution, political and security analysis, including practical work in the field and informal diplomacy processes. Her main focus is on water diplomacy and water cooperation, climate and security, dialogue facilitation, incentives, and third party involvement in negotiation processes. Martina’s book Using Carrots to Bring Peace? Negotiation and Third Party Involvement (World Scientific, 2016) focuses primarily on the effectiveness of aid conditionality and other external tools that third parties – from states and regional organizations to NGOs – bring to the table in peace negotiations. Martina holds a PhD degree in International Relations and is also an Associated Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm.

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A Just Transition for Climate Change Adaptation: Towards Just Resilience and Security in a Globalising World

This policy brief presents a novel framework for a just transition for adaptation, with the objective of achieving globally just resilience.

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