Institute for Environmental Security
Advancing Global Environmental Security through
Science · Diplomacy · Law · Finance · Education
EnviroSecurity Action Guide
UK - Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The purpose of the FCO is ?To work for UK interests in a safe, just and prosperous world?. FCO Strategic Priorities and objectives guide the Department's work and its Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets measure progress towards meeting this purpose.
The FCO is the lead department for achieving the UK?s international priorities decided by the Government.
Objective I: A world safer from global terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Objective II: Protection of the UK from illegal immigration, drug trafficking and other international crime.
Objective III: An international system based on the rule of law, which is better able to resolve disputes and prevent conflicts.
Objective IV: An effective EU in a secure neighbourhood.
Objective V: Promotion of UK economic interests in an open and expanding global economy.
Objective VI: Sustainable development, underpinned by democracy, good governance and human rights.
Objective VII: Security of UK and global energy supplies.
Objective VIII: Security and good governance of the UK's Overseas Territories.
Objective IX: High quality consular services to British nationals abroad. Effective regulation of entry to, and settlement in, the UK in the interests of sustainable growth and social inclusion
Organisation website ( Webpage - www.fco.gov.uk )
Mr Euan Wallace
Environmental Governance Team Leader
Sustainable Development Group
King Charles Street
Tel : +44 20 7008 3340
Fax : 44 20 7008 4076
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)