Environmental safeguarding is receiving increasing attention in the humanitarian mine action and disarmament sector, and in this post Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy introduce the principles of environmental impact assessments for mine action operations.
Virtual workshop as part of #NDMUN24 to provide mine action stakeholders with guidance on how to build and use environmental assessment tools.
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.
Webinar co-organised by NPA and CEOBS focusing on the direct and reverberating environmental impacts of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Women already play a critical role in mine action, with the number of women working in humanitarian demining programmes increasing. Given gender differences in perception and behaviour towards environmental protection, women already have an important role in environmental mainstreaming in the sector.
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.