Conceptualising the Environmental Dimension of Human Security in the UN

  1. Moufida Goucha and
  2. John Crowley
  1. Hans Günter Brauch chairman Fellow

Published Online: 21 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307290.ch3

Rethinking Human Security

Rethinking Human Security

How to Cite

Brauch, H. G. (2008) Conceptualising the Environmental Dimension of Human Security in the UN, in Rethinking Human Security (eds M. Goucha and J. Crowley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307290.ch3

Author Information

  1. Free University of Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192637

Online ISBN: 9781444307290

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Keywords:

  • Conceptualising environmental and human security;
  • Conceptualising human security in the UN system;
  • Four pillars of the human security concept;
  • Dimensions, sectors and pillars of human security;
  • Conceptualising environmental security in the UN system;
  • The emergence of environmental and ecological security concepts;
  • The environment as a new threat to national security;
  • Environmental security agenda as an object of securitisation;
  • Environmental security issues as new causes of conflicts;
  • Developing the environmental dimension of human security

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conceptualising environmental and human security

  • Conceptualising human security in the UN system

  • Four pillars of the human security concept

  • Dimensions, sectors and pillars of human security

  • Conceptualising environmental security in the UN system

  • The emergence of environmental and ecological security concepts

  • The environment as a new threat to national security

  • Environmental security agenda as an object of securitisation

  • Environmental security issues as new causes of conflicts

  • Developing the environmental dimension of human security

  • Environmental challenges for human security

  • Climate change as a challenge to human security

  • Desertification as a challenge to human security

  • Desertification-induced drought, migration and famine as security issues

  • Water stress as a challenge to human security

  • Natural hazards as challenges to human security

  • Conclusions