The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is located in Bonn, Germany. UNU-EHS addresses 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 aims at scientific excellence in two broad thematic areas: Vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems; and internal displacement and transboundary migration due to environmental push-factors.
Research projects of UNU-EHS focus on flood plains, deltas and coastal zones, with emphasis on urban agglomerations. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence-based research and information.
UNU-EHS is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, both dedicated to promoting sustainable development and advancing human security.