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EnviroSecurity Action Guide
Conference on Greening Foreign and Security Policy: The Role of Europe - Final Conference Report
GLOBE-EU and IES co-organised a Conference on Greening Foreign and Security Policy: The Role of Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels on 6-7 December 2006. The aim of the meeting was to help promote a political process for the better integration of environment and sustainable development into European foreign and security policies.
The conference examined how environmental problems can increase risks to security and other relationships between environment and security and sustainable development in the four stages of the conflict cycle covered by our GFSP working groups:
Group A: Predicting Instability - Monitoring, risk assessments and early warning in vulnerable areas and measures to avoid conflict.
Group B: Preventing Conflict - Policy instruments and measures for areas of escalating tensions and for conflict prevention (military and non-military).
Group C: Managing Conflict - Crisis management and resolution in the event of conflict (military and non-military).
Group D: Recovery and Transition - Post conflict restoration, reconstruction and structural adaptation.
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|Author(s)||Jeannette E. Mullaart, Rapporteur|
|Publisher||Institute for Environmental Security|
|Place published||The Hague|
|Date / Journal Vol No.||6-7 December 2006|
1 - ES and foreign and security policy (Mainstreaming environmental factors into foreign and security policy including energy and food security, and security related to other resources such as land, water, living marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity)
2 - ES and development cooperation (Mainstreaming conflict prevention and livelihood protection into development cooperation especially in conflict prone and conflict affected countries, for example, through payment of ecological services and equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms)
3 - ES and peace building (Environmental cooperation for peace building such as through peace parks, river basin management initiatives and cooperation over degraded and environmentally-stressed resources in conflict-prone and conflict-affected zones)
4 - ES monitoring, mapping and early warning
5 - ES risk and needs assessment and management
6 - Environmental conflict prevention and resolution
7- Post-conflict environmental rehabilitation and reconstruction
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation