Accession Number:

ADA528696

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. July 2005 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Building on the Ocean Security Conference held in the US Congress in May 1997 and the Towards Enhancement of Ocean Security in the Third Millennium conference held in the Swedish Parliament in January 1998, the International Conference for the Initiative of Environmental Security of Seas and Oceans was held in Tripoli, Libya, 23-25 July 2005 as the first of three international conferences on the Ocean Security Initiative. It was organized by the Advisory Committee on Protection of Seas and Oceans ACOPS under the patronage of the Gadhafi International Foundation for Charities Associations and the Environmental General Authority of Great Jamahiriya. Ocean environment and security experts from 26 countries representing governments, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector participated. The conference addressed the environmental security issues relating to the seas and oceans from a broad perspective ranging from illegal immigration to transnational organized crime. Participants stressed that international and trans-institutional collective action was required to assure compliance with international terms and standards for improved ocean environmental security. Relevant military personnel should review outcomes of the July 2005 conference to determine whether new, relevant issues or opportunities were created. Military-to-military cooperation with Libya should be considered, given Libyas new international posture. Relevant military personnel should study the Tripoli Declaration on Ocean Security and contact the US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and the US Congressional delegation led by Congressman Curt Weldon to explore the range of possibilities for cooperation.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE