We must not ignore explosive weapons’ environmental impact


With talks on a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas nearing completion later this year, Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy argue that it’s critical that their environmental impact is also addressed.


May 12, 2021

Joint civil society submission to the International Law Commission's PERAC study


A joint submission by Al Haq, Amnesty, CEOBS, Geneva Water Hub and Harvard University identifying opportunities to strengthen the ILC's draft principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts before they are finalised in 2022.


May 12, 2021
A pipe with flowing water and a solar panel in a development project in Yemen.

Solar power is draining Yemen’s groundwater


In a major new study CEOBS has identified a potential link between steep declines in groundwater in Yemen and the expansion of solar power in agriculture. In this blog, Leonie Nimmo introduces our findings.


April 26, 2021

Report: Groundwater depletion clouds Yemen’s solar energy revolution


A CEOBS investigation using remote sensing and open source data suggests that the expansion of solar powered agricultural groundwater abstraction in Yemen may be unsustainable, and already responsible for steep declines since 2018.


April 26, 2021

Deforestation in conflict areas in 2020


Deforestation is a common problem for countries affected by conflict. In 2020, COVID-19 placed further constraints on forest management in these areas. This report reviews the latest satellite data on forest loss in seven countries, analysing the forces driving deforestation.


April 22, 2021

We must not ignore explosive weapons’ environmental impact


With talks on a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas nearing completion later this year, Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy argue that it’s critical that their environmental impact is also addressed.


May 12, 2021

Joint civil society submission to the International Law Commission's PERAC study


A joint submission by Al Haq, Amnesty, CEOBS, Geneva Water Hub and Harvard University identifying opportunities to strengthen the ILC's draft principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts before they are finalised in 2022.


May 12, 2021
A pipe with flowing water and a solar panel in a development project in Yemen.

Solar power is draining Yemen’s groundwater


In a major new study CEOBS has identified a potential link between steep declines in groundwater in Yemen and the expansion of solar power in agriculture. In this blog, Leonie Nimmo introduces our findings.


April 26, 2021

Report: Groundwater depletion clouds Yemen’s solar energy revolution


A CEOBS investigation using remote sensing and open source data suggests that the expansion of solar powered agricultural groundwater abstraction in Yemen may be unsustainable, and already responsible for steep declines since 2018.


April 26, 2021

Deforestation in conflict areas in 2020


Deforestation is a common problem for countries affected by conflict. In 2020, COVID-19 placed further constraints on forest management in these areas. This report reviews the latest satellite data on forest loss in seven countries, analysing the forces driving deforestation.


April 22, 2021

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It's been great to work with @alhaq_org @amnesty @GenevaWaterHub & @Harvard_ACCPI on this #ILC submission on the protection of the #environment in relation to armed conflicts. Here are our recommendations for strengthening its draft principles ⬇️ https://ceobs.org/joint-civil-society-submission-to-the-international-law-commissions-perac-study #PERAC

Latest #UNSC panel of experts report on #SouthSudan highlights the environmental and security implications on continued illegal logging, with timber being exported to neighbouring #Uganda https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/S_2021_365_E.pdf

Both Siobhan and Morgan will be discussing their findings in more detail in blogs for us in future, a huge thank you to them and to @StrathCivEng for contributing to our joint project with @NPAdisarm to encourage environmental mainstreaming in mine action.

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It's been great to work with @alhaq_org @amnesty @GenevaWaterHub & @Harvard_ACCPI on this #ILC submission on the protection of the #environment in relation to armed conflicts. Here are our recommendations for strengthening its draft principles ⬇️ https://ceobs.org/joint-civil-society-submission-to-the-international-law-commissions-perac-study #PERAC

Latest #UNSC panel of experts report on #SouthSudan highlights the environmental and security implications on continued illegal logging, with timber being exported to neighbouring #Uganda https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/S_2021_365_E.pdf

Both Siobhan and Morgan will be discussing their findings in more detail in blogs for us in future, a huge thank you to them and to @StrathCivEng for contributing to our joint project with @NPAdisarm to encourage environmental mainstreaming in mine action.

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