Regional Asia-Pacific Defense Environmental Workshop
Dr Kent H Butts, Ms Catherine A J Phinney
Studies Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
"The Environmental Security Trilateral Partners of the Australian,
Canadian, and United States Departments of Defence hosted a
regional Asia-Pacific Defence Environmental Workshop in Darwin,
Australia, from 11 to 14 May 1998. The theme of this workshop was “Defence Dimensions of Contemporary Environmental Issues” and was a follow-up to the September 1996 “Asia-Pacific Defence Environmental Conference” held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum where defence and environmental officials from Asia-Pacific Nations could examine the importance of defence related environmental issues to regional stability. Participants of the Hawaii Conference requested future regional workshops, suggested topics and asked to participate in panels and presentations. This workshop was structured in response to those requests. "