Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Bonn , Germany

Advisory Committee
  • The UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) explores problems and promotes solutions related to the environmental dimension of human security. The Institute aims at academic excellence in two broad thematic areas:

    • vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems
    • internal displacement and transboundary migration due to environmental push-factors.

    UNU-EHS comprises four academic sections (programmes) — Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation (EMSVA); Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP); nvironmental Vulnerability & Energy Security (EVES); and Enhancing Graduate Educational Capacities for Human Security (EGECHS) — and a communication unit.

  • Professor Dr. Omar Darío Cardona (Colombia)
    Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Studies, National University of Colombia

    Dr. Jill Jager (UK)
    Independent Scholar

    Dr. Saleemul Huq (Bangladesh, UK)
    Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development

    Professor Dr. Georg Teutsh (Germany)
    Scientific Managing Director, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr. David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU

    Dr. Jakob Rhyner (Switzerland)
    Director, UNU-EHS


    Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Director
    United Nations University
    Institute for Environment and Human Security
    UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
    53113 Bonn, Germany

    T: +49 228 815-0200
    F: +49 228 815-0299