Thousands of people have helped raise the profile of the environment causes and consequences of war over the last 20 years, this #EnvConflictDay post explores how they have done that, and encourages us to take a day to reflect on our collective achievements.
South Sudan’s Sudd wetlands are crucial for regulating water and climate, and for the habitats and resources they provide, but oil production and hydropolitics are threatening their survival. Eoghan Darbyshire looks at the choices the government needs to make.
Climate change can drive variation in the availability of natural resources, so Charlotta Ruuskanen looked at whether annual changes in the area of the Sudd wetland in South Sudan influenced the intensity of conflict between pastoralist communities.
Join CEOBS and Concrete Impacts live from Glasgow for the media launch of www.militaryemissions.org a new website dedicated to tracking the dire state of military emissions reporting to the UNFCCC.
COP26 panel discussion to mark the launch of militaryemissions.org that will explore the flaws in military emissions reporting, and why the scope of reporting needs to be expanded to cover emissions created across the cycle of conflicts, and across militaries’ massive supply chains.
In this post Dr Eoghan Darbyshire uses satellite imagery to examine claims made by the Libyan National Oil Corporation than an offshore oil spill has been controlled. What he finds underscores the importance of independent scrutiny of the oil industry in insecure and conflict settings.
UN General Assembly First Committee statement on the Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
16 NGOs urge states at the UN General Assembly to mainstream the environment in the work of its First Committee, and beyond.
This report presents new visualisation-led perspectives on the Mesopotamian marshes, exploring the scale of the Marsh Arabs’ cultural erasure, the contemporary threats from pollution, fire, saltwater intrusion and the oil industry, and how their ecosystem services could mitigate a heating climate.