In this paper Linsey Cottrell and NPA’s Kendra Dupuy examine the environmental impact of the open burning and detonation of munitions in mine action programmes, and why the sector needs to do better.
Kendra Dupuy and Linsey Cottrell examine the environmental consequences of harvesting unexploded and abandoned ordnance for blast fishing, and consider the support that local communities need to end the highly destructive practice.
How and why satellite data can help across disarmament programming, including for mine action, tracking the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, for monitoring the influence of climate change and in reducing risks to communities.
Doug Weir untangles what it actually was that NATO and its member states committed to at June’s summit. While there were some positive signs, the pledges fell short of what is needed to address military contributions to the climate crisis, in line with the Paris Agreement.
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.
There are signs that some countries may pledge to reduce military greenhouse gas emissions at COP26 in November. This call sets out the scope of what these pledges should include and is open for signature by organisations before and during the COP.
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.