Accession Number : ADA331537

Title :   Promoting Environmental Security for National and Business Interests.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 96-Apr 97,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Siegel, Steven B.

PDF Url : ADA331537

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This paper establishes an integrated framework for coordinating and leveraging U.S. government resources in the environmental security area. Its premise is that although a number of activities are on-going in the environmental security area, these are not being done in a cohesive, integrated and comprehensive manner that makes efficient use of limited, and dwindling federal resources. Further, this framework incorporates the private sector as a partner in national security resourcing and implementation activities that incorporate the environment. The private sector could be key in trying to fill the funding gap that exists to satisfy environmental security needs worldwide. In 1995, the global market for environmental technologies, products and services was estimated at $427 billion; this is expected to increase to over $500 billion in 2000. At this time, although the U.S. is the lead producer of environmental technologies, we currently export only about 6% of our total output. Where the global environmental market includes environmental concerns and needs that affect U.S. security interests, an 'environmental security market' is created. The framework presented in this paper provides a feasible, affordable approach to penetrate this market.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *THREAT EVALUATION, POLICIES, ECONOMIC IMPACT, CONFLICT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE