Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military
MILLENNIUM PROJECT WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this study is to assess worldwide environment-related issues in order to identify and analyze events that might have environmental security implications, andor trigger future international environmental treaties or modifications to the existing ones, with potential implications for the military. The Millennium Project defines environmental security as environmental viability for life support, with three sub-elements preventing or repairing military damage to the environment preventing or responding to environmentally caused conflicts protecting the environment due to its inherent moral value. This report presents a summary of recent events and emerging environmental securityrelated issues organized around this definition. About 200 items have been identified since July 2010, and over 2,000 items since this work began in August 2002. For a complete version of the reports organized by months, see the Army Environmental Policy Institute web page httpwww.aepi.army.milreports.
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