Accession Number:

ADA528326

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. May 2007 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Economic and Environmental Forum of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE, held in May 2007 in Prague focused on constructive actions that would help its 56 participating States and 11 Partners tackle environmental security threats and promote stability. OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said Environmental co-operation can be an effective catalyst for reducing tensions, broadening co-operation and promotion of peace. There was consensus that environmental security should top the Organizations agenda and the parties agreed to study the implications of climate change on security, the role of environmental sustainability, and how OSCEs actions could complement other organizations efforts. An Environmental Security Strategy for the Organization will be developed over the coming year and debated at the OSCE Ministerial Council to be held in November in Madrid. Several follow-up events to the environmental forum are planned. A resolution may be introduced in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to further support this governmental initiative to help insure its implementation under the next Chairman-in-Chief of the OSCE.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE