ENVSEC: Transforming Environmental and Security Risks into Cooperation in the South Eastern European Region (Phase II); and Climate Change and Security in Dniester River Basin
The objective of this project is the reduction of environment and security risks, and an increased cooperation on environment and security issues both between and within countries. It will cover Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, F.Y.R Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia in the SEE region and Moldova and Ukraine in the Dniester River Basin. The beneficiaries include policy and decision-makers as well as experts of relevant Ministries, local government, agencies and civil society.
Component 1 aims for (i) management of transboundary risks from hazardous activities (ii) sustainable management of shared natural resources; (iii) regional cooperation on environmental governance through participatory and informed decision making and implementation processes; and (iv) transboundary climate change adaptation in SEE.
Component 2 will increase adaptive capacity of the countries sharing the Dniester river basin.
Main results will include the development of a basin-wide transboundary climate change adaptation strategy and its implementation and resource mobilization plan and the support for the implementation of a few priority measures in the Basin. It is an integral part of and will support a larger scale ENVSEC project jointly implemented with the European Commission Instrument for Stability (EC/IfS).
The destruction and over-exploitation of natural resources and ecosystems can threaten the security of communities and nations. Competition over declining natural resources, exacerbated by climate change impacts is a threat to stability and peace. Similarly, transboundary pollution or environmental disasters with cross-border consequences often negatively affect the relations between neighbouring states. However, common problems regarding the use of natural resources also have the potential to bring people together. Communities and nations can build confidence with each other through joint efforts to improve the state and management of natural resources.