Mine action organisations could help protect communities from conflict pollution by integrating more environmental data collection into their activities. In this post Linsey Cottrell explores this idea, which was the focus of a recent panel event in Geneva.
In this post, Rowan Smith and Linsey Cottrell explore the risks that sea-dumped munitions pose in British waters, and find that UK management policy is falling behind that of Europe.
Bonnie Docherty of Harvard Law School introduces a new joint report with CEOBS on the principles that should guide environmental remediation as part of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
This guest commentary from UNIDIR argues that we need to explore how climate change is influencing the trade, use and legacy of conventional weapons – and how arms flows will exacerbate climate insecurity.
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.
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.
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.