In order to foster security in the domain of the environment, the OSCE is an active member of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), an initiative also supported by UN institutions and by NATO. The Initiative focuses on implementing environmental projects in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. Fully in keeping with the spirit of the OSCE, these projects are also able to contribute to mutual confidence building between various population groups and different countries.
In addition to the Environment and Security Initiative, Switzerland is actively involved in the domains of good governance, the fight against corruption, and money laundering. Furthermore, of particular concern to Switzerland during its year of OSCE Chairmanship are disaster risk reduction and disaster management, as well as the exchange of good practices in disaster prevention and control.