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Partnering for Environmental Security Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin

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The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) conducted the conference Partnering for Environmental Security Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin April 3-5, 2002 at the Armed Forces Recreation Center-Chiemsee, Germany. The purpose of the conference was to promote security cooperation with the Central Asian States through multilateral environmental security planning. The conference participants reviewed environmental challenges that threatened regional stability, identified obstacles to regional cooperation, and developed regional contingency plans that stressed interoperability and consequence management.
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Game Report--The Caspian Sea and International Environmental Security Game

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The Caspian Sea and International Environmental Security Game was the second annual international environmental security exercise conducted by the Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL). This year’s exercise focused on the energy resources, geopolitics, and environmental security of the Caspian Basin. The purpose of the exercise was to examine the petroleum pipeline transport options in the context of U.S. National Security interests, and the increased importance of environmental issues to global energy production and transport, and to promote better communication, cooperation, and an understanding of the region’s many issues and challenges.
Uploaded by csl_nsi_group on 06/29/2010
Digital publication details: 220 pages.

Environmental Security Cooperation-DEIC Conference

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The U.S Counterterrorism (CT) program for Southeast Asia received important support in June when attendees at the United States Defense Environmental and International Cooperation (DEIC) Conference developed a military-based model for identifying and preventing the causes of environmental terrorism, preventing attacks on critical infrastructure, and providing consequence management and mitigation of man-made and natural disasters.
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U.S. Military and Environmental Security in the Gulf Region

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"The United States Department of Defense defends the nation’s security interests, which, over the past decade, have become more broadly defined. Today, U.S. forces find themselves employed in a wide range of nontraditional activities, including those that may fall in the category of “environmental security.” In response, the U.S. military has developed programs to encourage cooperation with other nations’ militaries based on environmental security, defined as “an integrated proactive approach that ensures the protection, preservation, and restoration of the environment, including air, land, water, biodiversity, natural resources, and people, from natural and manmade disasters that might contribute to instability and conflict” (Griffard & Butts, 2002)." Author: Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.)
Uploaded by ecspwwc on 05/31/2005
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Networks of Threat and Vulnerability: Lessons from Environmental Security Research

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"Over the last 10 years, environmental security research has brought new ideas to the field of security studies; broadened our understanding of global change, conflict, and vulnerability; and explored the roles of conservation and sustainable development in promoting peace, stability, and human security. Today, another powerful new idea has emerged: national and international security agendas are focusing as much attention on “network-based threats” —terrorism, computer viruses, and epidemic diseases, for example— as on the perennial problem of war. If researchers reorient security studies to systematically investigate these transnational dangers, policymakers might be able to devise effective evidence-based solutions to the growing number of threats that do not follow the traditional state-centered security model." Commentary by Richard Matthew and Bryan McDonald
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Preliminary Report of the NATO/CCMS Environmental Security Conference

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Environment issues are widely recognized as potential causes for instability and conflict. Recognizing these dangers, NATO’s Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) directed a Pilot Study, “Environment and Security in an International Context,” to analyze the relationship between environmental change and security in an international, regional, and global level. The main goal of the study is to elaborate conclusions and recommendations to enhance environmental aspects in security deliberations, and to include security considerations in national and international environmental policies and instruments.
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Environmental Security And Cooperation Workshop

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The United States Army in the Pacific (USARPAC), the Department of Defense (DUSD-I&E), and the United States Army War College conducted an Environmental Security Cooperation Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on July 19-22, 2004, focused on multilateral cooperation in developing regional approaches to building governmental legitimacy and creating conditions inhospitable to terrorism. The workshop was a follow-on activity from the Addressing Transnational Threats in Southeast Asia: Environmental Security and Counter Terrorism Conference held in Manila, Republic of the Philippines (RP) in December of 2003. The objectives of the Manila conference were to promote multilateral defense and counter terrorism cooperation, to identify the best practices for prevention, mitigation, and consequence management in response to man-made and natural disasters that threaten governmental legitimacy.
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Environmental Security Planning, Prevention, and Disaster Response in the Arabian Gulf Region

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Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional instability and conflict. Such disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Failure to respond to these events in a coordinated, timely and effective manner impacts a government’s legitimacy and its ability to govern and function. For these reasons environmental security initiatives are key security cooperation vehicles for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). Two Central Asia conferences established the relationships that allowed access to the bases required to fight the war against terrorism. In the Arabian Gulf region environmental security efforts complement USCENTCOM’s Cooperative Defense Initiative (CDI) activities and offer a valuable venue for broadening regional security cooperation.
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Mapping environmental security issues in the southern Mediterranean

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If not addressed and resolved, environmental problems – water shortages, land degradation, pollution – can become security threats. In this respect the Mediterranean is one of the world’s most vulnerable areas. Its basic climatic and environmental features, combined with its ...
Uploaded by christinadianparmionova on 06/16/2012
Digital publication details: 52 pages.

Disaster Response and Environmental Security

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U.S. Central Command and the Qatar Armed Forces held the Executive Committee (EXCOM) for Disaster Response and Environmental Security from 12-14 October 2003 in Mesaieed, Qatar. Participants included approximately 40 delegates from the Gulf Cooperation Channel (GCC) Secretariat General, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. This was the first meeting of the EXCOM, which derived its creation from the September 2002 Environmental Security Conference held in Doha, Qatar. It is a U.S. Central Command theater security cooperation activity and is supported through the coordinated efforts of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, U.S. Central Command, and the Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership.
Uploaded by csl_nsi_group on 06/25/2010
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