Environment and Security: Transforming risks into cooperation

The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) is a partnership between the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an associated partner. The partnership aims to contribute to the reduction of interlinked environment and security risks through strengthened cooperation among and within countries in the pan-European region. The initiative was launched in May 2003 simultaneously at the Fifth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” in Kiev and the OSCE Economic Forum in Prague.

Initiative publications