The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the UN. It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at teaching, applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973, as an autonomous organ of the United Nations General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.
The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is located in Bonn, Germany. UNU-EHS addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU-EHS helps to improve the in-depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence-based research and information.
UNU-EHS´s role in the CLICO project
As part of CLICO, UNU-EHS is conducting two case-studies in