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What is Environmental Security?

The relation between the environment and the security of humans and nature has been the object of much research and the subject of many publications in recent decades, but it is only recently becoming an important focus of international environmental policy.

This 2-page paper introduces the concept of Environmental Security and refers to the issues of resource scarcity, resource abundance, environmental conflict and cooperation and the need for innovative institutional arrangements.

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PublisherInstitute for Environmental Security
Place publishedThe Hague
Date / Journal Vol No.2002-2005

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