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Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project

Acronym: GECHS

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The project on Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project (GECHS) was a researcher network that placed environmental changes within larger socioeconomic and political contexts, focusing on the way diverse social processes such as globalization, poverty, disease, and conflict, combine with global environmental change to affect human security. This research recognized the need to move human beings and societies to the centre of global environmental change research. The large, international GECHS Synthesis Conference and the work on publication of conference contributions particularly illustrate some significant achievements such as raising awareness on the importance of viewing global environmental change as a question of human security.