The program aims to identify current and emerging risks from Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN) proliferation and misuse of technologies, equipment and expertise.
A new paradigm to use proactively S&T cooperation to enhance CBRN security, including an holistic safety approach, is now pursued in the international agenda in the post-Cold War scenario, also through a discussion platform named International Working Group (IWG).
Rather than working from a geographical regional perspective – such as old LNCV programs – a thematic, full-scope approach is pursued through:
- Expanding and universalizing traditional Threat Reduction approaches towards global CBRN risk mitigation initiatives, including, inter-alia, the European Union CBRN Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Initiative (www.cbrn-coe.eu).
- Bio-proliferation mitigation and awareness as a component of global biosecurity and biosafety approaches, both of the G8 Global Partnership and the EU CBRN CoE Initiative.
- An enhanced attention to global/regional environmental challenges, in particular water and energy security.
Ongoing LNCV Programs
|CBRN Security||International Working Group||Water Security|
Former LNCV Programs
|Science and Technology for Non-Proliferation||Middle East Security||South Asia Security||Korean Peninsula Security|