United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
UNU-EHS explores problems and promotes solutions related to the environmental dimension of human security. Its research focuses on environmental hazards and how it influences people’s lives. The institute's main research aims at academic excellence in:
Vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management & adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems; and
Internal displacement and trans-boundary migration due to environmental push-factors,
Further influential topics are land degradation, desertification; natural hazard events; gradual man-made and natural environmental and climatic change and variability including water depletion and quality deterioration are considered. Preparedness, adaptation and response are the main dimensions along which human security can be strengthened. UNU-EHS is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, both dedicated to promoting sustainable development and advancing human security.