Lives and livelihoods of millions of people worldwide, especially in the Global South, are being severely threatened by numerous global environmental/climate, economic, geopolitical, societal and technological risks whose impacts reveal our shared vulnerabilities and heighten the recognition that insecurities are widespread, cross-cutting, and increasingly associated to intractable and interrelated crises. Also, it’s being gradually perceived that these impacts will be felt not just in the immediate region and by affected generations, but also across the international community and by future generations. HES2015 — as the 4th edition of a science-policy forum bi-annually organized by the Environment & Security Program (ESP) of the NRCS with many national and international partners — is an opportunity to deepen the debate about the security implications ofglobal risk. The approach consists of questioning the ability of existing concepts, technologies and regulatory frameworks to accurately deal with emerging risks to human and environmental securities and help acting in the direction of effectively managing their impacts.
International Conference (HES2015): Human and Environmental Security in the Era of Global Risks