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Inventory of Environment and Security Policies and Practices (IESPP)
An Overview of Strategies and Initiatives of Selected Governments, International Organisations and Inter-Governmental Organisations
FIRST EDITION - 2006
The IESPP Report
This report provides an easy to use comparative overview of existing governmental and inter-governmental positions and actions dealing with the relationship between environment, security and sustainable development.
Focusing on selected OECD Member States, including several EU Member States, the report describes the environment and security policies and practices of 13 counties as well as 7 international / intergovernmental organisations.
The IESPP report illustrates how the selected governments / IGOs have addressed their stated environmental security priorities through various policies, programmes and projects with respect to eight key themes.
This report also provides important background to the programme on Greening European Security organised by the IES and partners.
Contents / Downloads
All links are to PDF files under 100KB, unless marked.
- Full IESPP Report (Large PDF)
1st Edition - 2006
by Nick Mabey, Chief Executive, E3G
- Objectives and Methodology
- Introduction to the Concepts of Environmental Security and Environmental Conflict (PDF 117KB)
by Michael Renner, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
- Country Profiles
- IGO Profiles
- Overview and Conclusions
by Johannah Bernstein, Environmental Law and Policy Consultant, IES
- About the Authors
- Project Partners
1 Co-published with Adelphi Research, Berlin, Germany
2 Co-published with Center for Environmental Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., USA
3 Co-published with Green Globe Network, Green Alliance, London, United Kingdom
4 Co-published with Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., USA
Produced with the support of
The Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
United Kingdom Department for International Development
EnviroSecurity Action Guide
More detailed information on selected governmental and international agencies, on specific initiatives and on related publications and web resources are compiled in the EnviroSecurity Action Guide.
The profiles and data base should provide governments, IGOs, NGOs and researchers with useful tools to compare and assess ongoing efforts, assist those wishing to develop new work in this field and stimulate further international cooperation.
Future plans include adding to and updating the profiles and ES Action Guide and developing an on-line calendar of international negotiations relevant for environment and security.
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