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Ronald A. Kingham

Ronald A. Kingham is a co-founder and Director of the Institute for Environmental Security where he coordinated the organisation of 'The Hague Conference on Environment, Security and Sustainable Development' held at the Peace Palace in May 2004.

Recent projects include organising a series of GLOBE-EU / IES conferences on Greening Foreign and Security Policy at the European Parliament, editing the “Inventory of Environment and Security Policies and Practices”, designing the on-line "EnviroSecurity Action Guide", and coordinating the IES programme on Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA).

He is also co-founder and Director of the Environment and Development Resource Centre, where he served as coordinator / editor for the Drafting Committee for "Roots of the Future: Global NGO Conference in relation to the 1992 Earth Summit" and where he co-founded the European Council on Drugs and Development.

He is also former Executive Director of the International Coalition for Development Action and has also carried out projects for the Environment Liaison Centre, European Partners for the Environment, European Environmental Bureau, the European Commission - DG Environment, and Shell International. In 2000-2001, he was technical advisor to the UNITAR Project: "Who Needs What to Implement the Kyoto Protocol? An Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in 33 Developing Countries".

Educated in the US and Europe, he is a political scientist with a specialisation in international relations and European integration. His studies also focused on European history, human rights and development economics.

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