Institute for Environmental Security

Advancing Global Environmental Security through
Science · Diplomacy · Law · Finance · Education

All Activities

The need to draw the necessary political attention to environmental security to prevent conflict, instability and unrest prompted the design in 2002 of the Institute's work programme.

This is an integrated programme encompassing the disciplines of science, diplomacy, international law, finance and education. It aims to provide policy-makers with a methodology and the policy tools to tackle environmental security risks in time in order to safeguard essential conditions for sustainable development.


Creating enhanced decision tools for foreign policy makers, donors and their target groups on regional, national and local levels.


Promoting effective linkages between environment, security and sustainable development policies.


Contributing to the development of a more effective system of international environmental law and governance.


Introducing new and innovative financial mechanisms for the maintenance of the globe's ecosystems.


Building environmental knowledge capital for people and organisations.

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