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Environment, Security, And Development Challenges In The 21St Century

  • Ben Slay
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Madame Speaker, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, It is a pleasure to be speaking here today in connection with the Environment and Security initiative, for which I have had the pleasure of serving as chairman during 2007.

Usually when I speak on behalf of ENVSEC, the emphasis is on presenting the initiative to partners, and explaining our activities, in the most diplomatically appropriate manner. As I understand it, however, today's meeting has a somewhat different purpose: it focuses on cutting-edge research, analysis, and policy dialogue concerning security and environmental issues. I will therefore present – perhaps somewhat provocatively – what I would suggest are the present and future challenges facing the guardians of the global commons – the custodians of environmental sustainability, security, and development – in the 21st century.

Keywords

Security Council Carbon Market Policy Dialogue Emission Trading System Collective Security 
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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Slay
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  1. 1.UNDP Bratislava Regional CentreGrosslingovaBratislava Slovakia

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