A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Global environmental politics (GEP) hub >  

Contents of this page:

     · Bibliographies

       · Periodicals

         · Institutions

               ~ International organizations & initiatives

               ~ Research initiatives

               ~ NGOs

          · Nuclear winter

            · Courses

              · Select readings


     · Human rights

       · Trade & globalization

         · Refugees, migrants & IDPs

           · Transnational environmental crime & corruption

             · Ecoterrorism

For geographically specific information on international environmental & climate security, also see:

     · World, poles & oceans hub

       · Eastern Hemisphere hub

         · Western Hemisphere hub


Oxford Bibliographies

     Environmental security

     Environmental peacebuilding


Environment and Security

Institutions ~ International organizations & initiatives

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

     Environmental activities

     Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

     Environment and Security Initiative

         · A partnership of five international organizations providing an integrated response to

           environmental security threats in Europewhose goal is to reduce environmental and  

           security risks throughout Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus, and South-Eastern





     Environmental Security

Institutions ~ Research

BIOSEC project

     · "...critically examines the growing inter-relationships between

          biodiversity conservation and security."

Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights @ UMASS-Boston

Future of Humanity Institute @ University of Oxford

Institutions ~ NGOs

American Security Project

     Climate Security

Center for Climate & Security

     · A non-partisan institute of the Council on Strategic Risks with a team and

          distinguished Advisory Board of security and military experts. CCS

          envisions a climate-resilient world which recognizes that climate threats

          to security are significant and unprecedented and acts to address those

          threats in a manner that  is commensurate to their scale, consequence

          and probability.

Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace)

     · Formerly the Human Wildlife Conflict Collaboration

Center for Strategic & International Studies

     · "...a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas

       to address the world’s greatest challenges.”

     Energy Security and Climate Change Program

     Stephenson Ocean Security Project

Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Conservation International

    Conservation and peace

    Policy Center for Environment and Peace

Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA)

     Environment and Security Research Group (ESRG)

Climate Diplomacy

        · Environment, Conflict & Cooperation Exhibition

               · Offers a platform for discussion on environment, conflict, and cooperation, with core

                 themes that revolve around “climate diplomacy” and “approaches to build

                 resilience to compound climate-fragility risks.”

EcoPeace Middle East

    · An organization which brings together Jordanians, Palestinians and Israeli environmental to protect

       the shared environmental heritage of the Middle East and promote peace.

Environmental Peacebuilding Association

     · "This site serves both as the home page for the Environmental

          Peacebuilding Association, and as a repository for a wide range of

          information on environmental peacebuilding."

Environmental Security Study

Green Cross

     · Aiming to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and

           environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure

           future. We seek solutions through dialogue, mediation and


Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)

     · Produces periodic “Ecological Threat Reports”

Institute for Environmental Security

     · An international non-profit non-governmental organization established in

          2002 in The Hague, in order to increase political attention to

          environmental security as a means to help safeguard essential

          conditions for peace and sustainable development.

International Crisis Group (ICG)

     Climate change, environment & confilict

International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS)

Stimson Center

     Environmental Security Program

System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Environment and Natural

     Resources @ WEO

Toda Peace Institute

     Climate Change and Conflict

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

     Environmental Change & Security Program

     New Security Beat


Nuclear winter

Nuclear winter @


Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace @ SDG Academy

Select readings

The military point of view

     · Subtitle: Understanding the perspective of the military about International Environmental


     · West Point

How shall NATO do it?

     · A strategic Analytic Approach to the Environmental Security Program for NATO (lecture)

Top Climate Security Implications for Latin America: A regional breakdown

     · Illuminates Latin America as a region that faces significant security and environmental threats

     · Center for Climate & Security

Kirchner, Andree. No date. Environmental Security. UNEP

Barnett, Jon. The meaning of environmental security.

     · An insightful book about ecology, politics and policy in the 21st century.

What is environmental security? @ Yale Insights

     · A basic guide to understand better Environmental Security

Goettingen Journal of International Law

     · Special Issue: Enhancing the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed

     Conflicts – the Draft Principles of the International Law Commission and Beyond

Journal of Strategic Studies

     V.3 #4: Climate change and global security

Environmental Security and Regional Stability in the Persian Gulf

     · How does Environmental Security affects the Persian Gulf, Middle East and the

          world?  (Middle East Policy Council)

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East: Conflict, Stability, and Political Change

    · A general overview of how the Middle East a whole deals with the complex issue

          of environmental security (Foreign Affairs)  

Introduction: Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific

     · Brief outcome document from the RIO+20 conference focused on the Asia-Pacific


Environmental Security in East Asia: A critical review

     · Why Environmental Security issues can influence thesecurity in East Asia? (Journal of Strategic Studies)

The South Asian Perspective: Security and Environment go hand in hand

    (Tata Energy and Resources Institute)

Sarah Abramson (2019) and Doron Shapir (2018) of Brandeis University contributed to this page.

International security, the environment & climate change

“But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”

-Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

“International security” is a widely used and loosely defined term that incorporates the concepts of Environmental security, Climate security, and Environmental peacemaking.

Climate change links are highlighted