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Conference on Greening Foreign and Security Policy
The Role of Europe, 6-7 December 2006
8 December 2006
The relationships between environment, security and development was the subject of a Conference on Greening Foreign and Security Policy: The Role of Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels on 6-7 December 2006. The aim of the conference was to help promote a political process for a better integration of environment and sustainable development into European foreign and security policies.
The conference was the latest in a series of activities within the programme on Greening European Security initiated by the IES in cooperation with several other organisations.
The conference examined how environmental problems can increase risks to security and other relationships between environment and security and sustainable development in the four stages of the conflict cycle covered by our GFSP working groups:
- Predicting Instability: Monitoring, risk assessments and early warning in vulnerable areas and measures to avoid conflict.
- Preventing Conflict: Policy instruments and measures for areas of escalating tensions and for conflict prevention (military and non-military).
- Managing Conflict: Crisis management and resolution in the event of conflict (military and non-military).
- Recovery and Transition: Post conflict restoration, reconstruction and structural adaptation.