Virtual side event on mine action and the SDGs co-hosted by Norwegian People’s Aid and CEOBS as part of the 18th Meeting of State Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty.
In this piece, Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy provide an overview of the relationship between humanitarian mine action and the environment, examining both how mines and mine action can impact the environment, and how environmental change can influence mine action.
Workshop report from our session on citizen science in areas affected by armed conflict at 2020’s European Citizen Science Association conference. This report summarises the presentations, follow-on discussions and plans for the way forward.
Event report on the launch webinar for Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic and CEOBS’ report Confronting Conflict Pollution, which establishes a framework for victim assistance for people affected by toxic remnants of war.
Mine action operators could help to address the climate and biodiversity crises as part of releasing land back to local communities, and re-greening projects in Africa and elsewhere show how this could be done writes Linsey Cottrell.
Climate change is already influencing humanitarian mine action activities. The experience of Tajikistan is an example of how humanitarian disarmament practices and policies may need to change in response.
NGOs encourage states and other stakeholders to do more to integrate environmental considerations into cluster munition clearance policies ahead of the Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Unless we know how the environment has been harmed during conflicts, planning assistance to people and ecosystems is impossible. Could low cost participatory research help plug the current data collection gap in areas affected by conflicts?