Report exploring how the war in Tigray is undoing decades of landscape level environmental restoration, with long-term implications for food security. The study also examines the potential role of nature-based solutions in buffering communities during conflict, and in supporting recovery.
Commentary arguing that conservation organisations urgently need to speak up about the impacts of armed conflicts on biodiversity in order to mainstream conflict-sensitive conservation in international policy making.
Join us on 26th April 2022 as we explore the findings of a CEOBS study into how the war in Tigray has impacted its decade old environmental restoration programme, and the implications for food security and post-conflict recovery.
Statement by six organisations on the environmental impact and legacy of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, delivered during negotiations on a draft declaration on EWIPA in Geneva.
Our new analysis of government views on a UN project to enhance the legal protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts has found considerable reluctance to strengthen rules that would help protect people and ecosystems.
The International Law Commission’s project to strengthen the law protecting the environment in relation to armed conflicts concludes in 2022. This report analyses the written comments of 24 states as we approach second reading of the principles, ahead of their adoption.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a stark reminder of the human and environmental costs of armed conflict. In this post, Rachel Killean examines the legal avenues that could be open for Ukraine in seeking accountability and redress for environmental damage.
This update provides an overview of some of the environmental trends caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It builds on our initial rapid assessment, which was published on Feb 25th.