Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security


  • DATE / TIME:
    2011•03•23    13:15 - 14:30
    New York

    The Global Environmental and Human Security Handbook for the Anthropocene (GEHSHA) addresses new security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks posed by global environmental change and disasters. In total 164 authors from 48 countries analyze the concepts of military, political, economic, social, environmental security with a regional focus on the Near East, North and Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia. The major focus is on coping with global environmental change: climate change, desertification, water, food and health and with hazards and strategies on social vulnerability and resilience building and scientific, international, regional and national political strategies, policies and measures including early warning of conflicts and hazards.


    * Introduction by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the United Nations University, Office at the United Nations in New York (UNU-ONY).

    * H.E. Ambassador Professor Dr. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations.

    * H.E. Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations.

    * Mr. Jorge Laguna-Celis, Delegate to the Second Committee, representing the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations.

    * Hans Günter Brauch, Adj. Professor, Free University of Berlin; senior CASA fellow, UNU-EHS (Bonn); chairman of AFES-PRESS, Germany; co-editor, author.

    * Úrsula Oswald Spring, Professor, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (CRIM-UNAM, Cuernavaca, Mexico); first MR Chair on Social Vulnerability, UNU-EHS; co-editor, author.

  • Secretariat Room 8, United Nations Headquarters, New York