OSCE - early warning, conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation UNEP - assessments of the state of the environment and helps to strengthen environmental policies, institutions and laws UNDP - development network, poverty reduction, environmental governance and promotion of the Millennium Development Goals UNECE - environmental policy and develops international environmental law, including five regional environmental conventions REC - field projects addressing a wide range of environmental concerns and promotion of sustainable development in the region Partners
Purpose To contribute to reduction of environment and security risks, and strengthened cooperation between and within countries To provide a multistakeholder based analysis of environment and security risks and to support a process whereby the identified risks are systematically addressed through stregthening policies, institutions and capacities
Methodology National Consultations Map Environmental problems that can trigger conflicts Map Environmental opportunities for cooperation Nominate National Focal Points to follow the methodology Ministry of Environment Ministry of Foreign Affairs Academia Ministry of Defence NGO Country X Facilitation Data Collection Cartographic support Int. Organizations
Methodology Regional Consultations Agree on problems identified Set Action Areas Agree on priorities (Hotspots) Endorse the Study/ work programme Facilitation Cartographic support Int. Organizations Ministry of Environment Ministry of Foreign Affairs Academia Ministry of Defence NGOs All countries’
Where?When?How? Results of national Consultations
Work Programme Development Stage 1: National Request Stage 2: Desk assessment Stage 3: National and Regional Consultations Stage 4: Assessment report and a work programme Stage 5: Launch and implementation
Assessment reports and work programmes The case of Eastern Europe, Belarus – Moldova – Ukraine, 2007; The case of the Ferhana valley, Central Asia - Ferghana / Osh / Khujand area, 2005; The Case of the Southern Caucasus, 2004; The Case of Central Asia and South Eastern Europe, 2003.
Work programme « pillars » 1) In-depth vulnerability assessment, early warning and monitoring 2) Strengthening policies, institutions and awareness 3) Capacity building 4) Clean-up and remediation (mobilizing financial support and technical expertise for areas with specific risks).
Institutions and implementation structure Advisory group Participating countries (Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs), Donor countries and organizations, Organisations working in the field of environment and security Management board UNEP, UNDP, OSCE, NATO, UNECE, REC Country implementation National Focal Points (from MoEs and MFAs) OSCE, REC and UNDP country offices Other relevant agencies and stakeholders ENVSEC Secretariat and focal points at ENVSEC partner organisations
Achievements Political support and interstate agreements on environment and security hotspots Stakeholder dialogue and improved coordination on environment and security hotspots, e.g. the focal point network Platforms and networks for peace building through inter- sectoral cooperation Environmental problem solving assistance on the ground Increased awareness, access to information and more active public participation in environment and security matters