We reviewed Canada’s policies and practice on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts. We found some positives but issues like corporate conduct, Indigenous rights, nuclear weapons and occupation law need attention.
This report reviews Canada’s state practice on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, or PERAC. It uses draft legal principles developed by the UN’s International Law Commission as benchmarks against which to measure Canadian conduct before, during and after armed conflicts, and in occupation.
South Sudan is rich in biodiversity but it has suffered as a result of its recurring civil wars. In this blog Adrian Garside examines wildlife conservation efforts that took place before, during and after its latest civil war in an effort to protect its natural heritage.
Adrian Garside examines the complex issue of arms proliferation in South Sudan, and the threat it poses to biodiversity protection during and after armed conflict. The ready availability of weapons accelerates biodiversity loss and makes wildlife conservation more dangerous.
This #EnvConflictDay we argue that a new Environment, Peace and Security agenda is needed to ensure attention for the environment in the global peace and security discourse, to encourage transformative policymaking and to bring meaningful change to people and ecosystems in the world’s most fragile states.
Is environmental damage inevitable in war, or is it possible for it be afforded more protection? Might there be psychological barriers that have prevented governments developing more effective protection? Gabriela Kolpak and Klaudija Visockyte investigate.
An open source investigation into recent terrestrial and marine oil spills in Yemen, all of which are linked in different ways to its ongoing conflict.
In September, oil leaked from the dilapidated FSO SAFER oil tanker moored off Yemen. Further material was seen in the water during October but this revised analysis of satellite imagery confirms that this material is the result of plankton blooms.