Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Bonn , Germany

  • The UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany, focuses on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change. The institute’s research promotes policies and programmes to reduce these risks, taking into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors.

    Research areas include climate change adaptation incorporating insurance-related approaches, environmentally induced migration and social vulnerability, ecosystem services and environmental deterioration processes, models and tools to analyze vulnerability and risks linked to natural hazards, with a focus on urban space and rural-urban interfaces.

    Beyond its research mandate, UNU-EHS is actively engaged in education, offering a the joint Master of Science degree programme in “The Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” with the University of Bonn.