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Environment and Security: A Virtual Learning Journey

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Address the most transnational security challenge of our times

Natural resources such as water, soil and biodiversity are under increasing stress. Human activity is the main cause of this global crisis affecting everybody, but most particularly the vulnerable groups of our societies. The Paris Agreement and the Global Agenda 2030, among other legal instruments, are a testimony to the increasing awareness of governments and other international actors that environmental issues should be an integral part of addressing larger global challenges. However, with the current COVID-19 health crisis there is a risk of a weakened focus on the environment and security nexus. This is why decision makers need an understanding of the environment-security nexus including the health-environment link in order to keep it high on the agenda. They increasingly need tools to come up with and implement new solutions, and use different aspects of environmental cooperation as an instrument for peace and security.

  1. Discover: learn about the environment and security issues facing the world today;
  2. Connect the Dots: engage in conversation, cooperation and creative solution-building with experts in the fields of environment and security; and
  3. Achieve Impact: use your new skills and knowledge to make a difference in your work and life.
Learning outcomes
  • Deeper understanding of environment and security nexus in the current security context
  • Improved skills in addressing the environment and security nexus
  • Increased network of experts and fellow professionals

Phase 1 - Discover – Introductions & Guided Self-Reflection - 12-23 October

Phase 2 - Enhancing Knowledge and Skills -**26-28 October**

Phase 3 - Achieve Impact - 29 October-13 November

Note: This course runs from Central European Time (CET).


This course target audience are environment and security professionals from public and private sectors.

  • civil servants;
  • diplomats;
  • military;
  • private sector representatives;
  • NGOs
  • International organisations
  • to create cooperation among actors from different sectors and break the silos.

Información sobre tarifas

COSTS 700 CHF GCSP Alumni qualify for a 20% discount on the standard rate of 700 CHF. Bring a friend: ensure your friend or colleague mentions your name in their online application and you can both get a 20% discount on the standard rate of 700 CH

Cómo registrarse

Please register via this link, your application will be reviewed and the course coordination team will be in touch with you regarding your application as soon as possible.