Public governance of environmental protection activities in a collective security system: current threats to Ukraine and proper responses

Keywords: public administration, environmental protection activities, environmental security, environmental intelligence, military-industrial complex, environmental intelligence, environmental supervision (control), national security.


The paper pursues more critical generalization of threats and risks in the field of environmental protection activities in the conditions of armed aggression against Ukraine, and, accordingly, to clarify the institutional conditions for the introduction of the best international experience for the prevention and minimization of possible consequences in the spheres of national security and defense.

The strategic priority for the modern development of the country should be ensuring the environmental safety of people, society, and the state. The demands of the modern world leave no chance for Ukraine to study as widely as possible the international experience in the field of public administration and environmental protection activities in the system of collective security. The study of problems in the system of environmental protection supervision showed the interrelationship and interdependence of all factors, components, directions and mechanisms of formation and implementation of state policy in the system of national security and defense. There is an urgent issue regarding the need to create conditions for ensuring environmental security in the system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to protect national interests in the activities of business entities of the military-industrial complex.

The reasons for them are the shortcomings of public management and the manifestation of potential changes in the environmental sphere. Military events related to Russian aggression against Ukraine also complicate the situation in this area. Both internal and external threats and risks to national security and defense do not arise without good reasons. The implementation of priority areas of state regulation of environmental protection activities requires consistency, systematicity and comprehensiveness of their introduction, and environmental intelligence is the foundation for the construction of the entire structure, it provides for the prevention and minimization of the occurrence of threats and risks in the spheres of national security and defense.


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Author Biography

Vadym Biryukov, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4 Svobody Sq, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

PhD-fellow for of Philosophy Doctor in Public Management and Administration,

Department of Social and Humanitarian Policy,

Education and Research Institute of Public Administration, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University,

4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Biryukov, V. (2022). Public governance of environmental protection activities in a collective security system: current threats to Ukraine and proper responses. Pressing Problems of Public Administration, 2(61), 25-37.
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