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Global Environmental Change and Human Security

Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: IHDP.ISSC, .ICSU
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1996 to present
Contact Address: Gechs IPO
University of Oslo
PO Box 1096 Blindern
NO-0317 Oslo

e-Mail: change(at)

holding an official function in GECHS

General information and objectives

The overall research question addressed by the GECHS project is, “What is the relationship between global environmental change and human security?”

From this general question, additional research questions have been identified.  These questions can be placed into three categories: context, response options, and analysis.

What types of environmental change threaten human security?
How does environmental change threaten human security?
What is the present extent of insecurity?
Which regions and groups are the most insecure?
Why are some regions and groups more vulnerable to specific environmental changes than others?
Can we predict future insecurities?
What strategies are potentially available to cope with the insecurities caused by environmental change?

Why are some strategies selected?
Why are some effective?
How can obstacles be overcome?
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Last update: 11/19/14
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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