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THE EUROPEAN UNION POLICY OF STRENGTHENING THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY
THE EUROPEAN UNION POLICY OF STRENGTHENING THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

Author(s): Vasile Popa
Subject(s): Environmental and Energy policy, Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Globalization
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: European Union Policy; Environmental Security;

Summary/Abstract: The EU’s involvement in the environmental security problematic starts from the attentive study of the globalization-security report which shows a long ignorance for the environment’s security element, motivated, obviously, by the economic implications and responsibilities which arise from the surrounding environment damage and hence the individual and communities affection by the wide process of globalization. At Barry Buzan’s work we find out an explicit recognition of the environmental factor as a major sector, from the security perimeter, affected by the globalization. This underlines that the human collectivities security is endangered by five major sectors: military, political, economic, societal and environmental. In the environmental security is involved the local and global biosphere’s stage as an essential support from which depends the other human activities. The five sectors operate, Buzan stated, interconnected through a complex network of links1 . In this „the most complex theoretical analysis of the security concept”, as Ken Both appreciated it, in 1991, the author outlines marks which will be extended in the Copenhagen School papers and even into the NATO Conception, which, at the Rome Summit, from the same year, accepts the existence of the five security dimensions including the environmental one. The new development also sets out the more correct perspective of security. The securization of the non-military aspects is so important that it deserves profound approaches2 . Among them, the environmental securization remains the newest, but also the gravest problem among the ones aroused by the globalization, whose EU reserves a special attention.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 57-61
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English