Institute for Environmental Security (IES)


The IES is an international non-profit non-governmental organisation aiming at the increase of political attention towards environmental security as to help safeguard essential conditions for peace and sustainable development. Therefore, the IES makes use of a multidisciplinary approach including science, diplomacy, law, finance, and education.

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Climate Action 

The program of the IES is focused on climate change and security, eco-regions, environmental law and governance, as well as greening foreign and security policy.  

Featured Publications 

10th Meeting of The Hague Round Table on Climate and Security, The Hague, 12 September 2019

Recent Trends in EU External Action in the Fields of Climate, Environment, Development and Security: Report for the European Space Agency, Brussels & The Hague, December 2011

Featured Events 

Climate and Security - Emerging Trends and Adaptive Strategies, Madrid, 11 December 2019

SOS: Suicide or Survival - The State of the Earth - Diagnosis and Prognosis, The Hague, 18-19 April 2018

Brussels Roundtable on Climate Diplomacy, Brussels, 31 March 2016

Climate & Security Envoys - New Developments in Climate Change and Security, Brussels, 6 November 2012

Environment and Security Issues in the Southern Mediterranean Region, Amman, 18-22 June 2012