Law and policy

Since 2009, there has been renewed international interest in efforts to enhance the weak legal framework intended to protect the environment in relation to armed conflicts (PERAC). The topic is currently under consideration by the UN’s International Law Commission, it is being addressed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has also been the feature of resolutions at the UN Environment Assembly. Meanwhile, wider questions around environmental security are increasingly on the agenda of the UN Security Council.



Twitter: #PERAC

"In addition to the need to protect the environment in and of itself, protection of the environment is a humanitarian imperative because humans are utterly dependent on healthy water, air and soil." We spoke to @GeographicalMag for this piece: #PERAC

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The cost of war in Ukraine

There is a rising awareness of the damage war inflicts on the environment. The Ukrainian government are pushing to...

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