The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) signed a cooperation agreement with the Munich Conference. The document will allow for a look at the issues of ensuring security taking into account the ecological component.
According to UNEP regional coordinator Mahir Aliyev, the environment is subject to negative influence from hostilities, but at the same time it can provoke conflicts. Thus, it is expected that there will be an opportunity to make new data on cooperation with the Munich Conference and explain to the world community at the highest political level about the relationship that exists between environment and security.
With climate change, the population in different parts of the globe will no longer be able to live there and will have to look for more acceptable conditions for themselves. At the same time, such issues as ‘climate migration’, collision of newcomers with local ones will inevitably arise, which will lead to a number of consequences that directly affect security: from the issue of water resources to the exhaustion and diversity of agricultural opportunities. One way or another, in an enormous number of contemporary conflicts, the ecological component is there.