Integrating Development, Environment and Security - The IDEAS action programme

The IDEAS programme brings together a unique multidisciplinary group of over 200 experts and organisations from around the world - each with their own extensive networks – all actively engaged in interdependent solutions to the interdependent issues of development, environment and security. Together we especially work to make meaningful contributions in actions on climate change and international, regional, national, human and environmental security.

The IDEAS programme involves the further development and coordination of three “communities of practice” dealing with the nexus between development, environment and security:

The Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) is an informal network for the exchange of information and  promotion of cooperation among European institutions, international organisations, think tanks and NGOs active in the nexus between climate change and international, national, human and environmental security. > LEARN MORE

The pilot project Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges (TREC) is working toward the establishment of a new Transatlantic Environment Forum (TEF) with the vision that through new ways of learning from each other, of pooling our knowledge and creating new innovative dialogues between environmental experts and policy makers we can increase the effectiveness of our separate - and also common - efforts. > LEARN MORE

Climate Change and International Security: Since its founding EDRC’s work has included attention to climate change including in our co-founding in 2002 of the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) and coordinating the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC). The GMACCC is a global network of serving and retired military officers, and associated institutions, committed to highlighting the potential security implications of a changing climate and advocating action, including by the military, to minimise the risks. > LEARN MORE

In parallel, EDRC is developing a new on-line interactive relational database - the IDEAS Action Guide - covering 100 Topics - 500 Organisations - 1000 Publications + 100s of Events, Initiatives, Web Resources, videos and more.