Food Security and Eco-terrorism Impacts on Environmental Security Through Vulnerabilities

ALPAS H., Kiymaz T.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on International Regulation Implementation for Environmental Security in South Eastern Europe, Venice, Italy, 3 - 04 December 2009, pp.137-140 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-0228-8_9
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-140
  • Keywords: Food security, Ecoterrorism, Environmental security, Climate change, SYSTEMS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Food security requires appropriate agricultural management and utilization of natural resources and eco-systems, as well as good governance and sustainable political systems. Food security is directly affected by climate change effects that lead to concerns in rural livelihoods. Bio-energy developments present both opportunities and challenges for socioeconomic development and the environment. In that sense, bio-energy solutions should strive to be environmentally sensitive and have a positive social impact. On the other side, trade policy enforced via World Trade Organisation (WTO) is expected to play a role in mitigating and adapting to global climate change by increasing incentives to use the most energy efficient environmental goods and services.