The ENVSEC Initiative

The ENVSEC Initiative

Opportunities for regional cooperation

June 2012 | Print | Brochure

The Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative was founded in 2003 with the aim of transforming environment and security risks into opportunities for regional cooperation. It brings together six international organisations with specialised but complementary mandates and expertise: the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); the REC; the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE); the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an associated partner. This brochure highlights activities implemented under the ENVSEC Initiative in South Eastern Europe aimed at building capacities to protect the environment, prevent conflict and alleviate poverty.