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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S23.007

ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

I. R. Tomescu
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Ecology, Economics, Education And Legislation, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-05-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, Vol. 2, 679 - 684 pp

ABSTRACT

Starting with a broad definition of security, which admits the importance of political, economic, social and environmental factors, the European Union addresses security challenges caused by the environment. Considered a security field, in the view of the Copenhagen School, the environment has imposed on the contemporary risks and threats agenda in a very little anticipated manner. Environmental insecurity sources are multiple, and their development is aggravated by an intrinsic connection between the political decision and the economic interests. This includes extreme weather conditions, depletion of natural resources, pollution – factors that can ultimately lead to disasters, regional tensions and violence.

Keywords: European Union, security, environment policy, insecurity sources.