Institute for Environmental Security

Advancing Environmental Security through Science - Diplomacy - Law - Finance - Education

Message from Wouter Veening, IES Chairman The Hague, 11 June 2020

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19 June 2020 - At least six environmentalist have been killed in different Latin American countries since 11 March the date on which the WHO declared the COVID-19 disease a pandemic

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Stockholm, 12 May 2022 - In a feature article published by SIPRI, Dr Marina Caparini writes that "Organized environmental crime has become one of the fastest-growing types of organized crime. In many conflict-affected contexts, it is the primary source of financing for non-state armed groups. In the light of this, how can peace operations and other multilateral actors respond to conflicts that are driven or sustained by activities that involve illegal exploitation and trade in natural resources?"

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Washington, D.C., 14 December 2021 - An opinion article says world leaders should not sign off on NOAA’s Arctic Report Card without taking a hard look at its findings. They must initiate a process to define the Arctic we need for a safe climate, and then develop all-of-government and global strategies to get us there.

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The Hague, 15 June 2021 - In all articles these days about China’s position in the world, one subject has remained underexposed: the country’s great ecological vulnerability

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The Hague, 8 March 2020 - A new short documentary seeks to denounce how unique ecosystems of the Guiana Shield - 19.8% of which is in the Amazonian region of Venezuela - are being destroyed mostly by gold mining. IES President, Wouter Veening, comments.

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01 July - 2020 - Review by Brig. Gen. W. Chris King, Ret.

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The Hague, 19 April 2020: TV interview with Jane Goodall

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Madrid, 16 December 2019: Interview highlights growing constraints of a resource-strapped region

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Brussels, 10 December 2019: Article explains the urgent need both for effective climate change action and for steps to be taken to prepare for life in a drastically different world, where global warming and related environmental degradation will impact on security.

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The Hague, 18-19 April 2018: The symposium provided scientific contours of a road-map to protect and restore the health of the planet, also from a security perspective to provide peace and stability for the long-term.

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