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The Hague Conference on
Environment, Security and Sustainable Development

The Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands
9 - 12 May 2004

Environmental Security in the 21st Century

From 9 to 12 May 2004, the IES led the organisation of The Hague Conference on Environment, Security and Sustainable Development held at the Peace Palace in The Netherlands. The comprehensive international conference was attended by 131 senior decision makers and representatives from governments, non governmental organisations, development institutions, the private sector, and academia, from 26 countries.

The ultimate objective of the conference and its follow-up is to promote more sustainable relationships between people, their environment and the natural resources they depend on for their well-being on the basis of precaution, equity, efficiency and choice. This will require building understanding of the relationship between environment and security, and how this relationship affects sustainable development.

The conference concluded with the Chairman's Summary: "Pathways to Environmental Security" (PDF 286KB) which contains thematic recommendations in the fields of diplomacy, law and governance, finance, education and science as well as actor specific recommendations directed toward the EU Institutions and Member States, the United States Congress and Administration, and the United Nations System.

Participants from the conference and other interested individuals and organisations are invited to take part in a strategic campaign promoting the implementation of The Hague Conference recommendations.

Participants from the conference and other interested individuals and organisations are invited to take part in promoting the implementation of The Hague Conference recommendations. Use the link below to contact us for more information.

Click here for the Proceedings of The Hague Conference.

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