Type: Civil Soceity Organisation / NGO
The Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC) was founded in 1991 to serve as a catalyst for new initiatives to redress shortcomings in the international environment and development policymaking process. The Centre acts as an independent 'honest broker,' commissioning and carrying out innovative studies and promoting cooperation between environment, development, and peace movements, between researchers and activists, and between civil society and policymakers.
EDRC launched the Brussels Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy (BDCD) in 2016 as an informal network for the exchange of information and the promotion of cooperation between European governmental institutions, international organizations, NGOs, and think-tanks active in the nexus between climate change and international, national, human and environmental security.
Representatives from several NGO participants in the BDCD, together with other experts, constituted the North-Atlantic Civil-Society Working-Group on Environment and Security (NCWES) in 2020 to exchange ideas and produce policy recommendations for NATO’s work at the nexus of environment and security. The NCWES produced a report entitled Sustainable Peace & Security in a Changing Climate: Recommendations for NATO 2030, which included 116 policy options and practical recommendations to be considered by NATO. Contributors to that report, including the chapter on Responding to Disasters (see Annex C), are being invited to take part in the new Project CASA to elaborate and follow up on the recommendations put forward on this subject in the NCWES report.
EDRC serves as the lead partner in Project CASA.
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