The fragmentation of Libya and its descent into civil war, which began following the 2011 uprisings and NATO intervention, has had as yet unquantified consequences for its environment. Islamic State has targeted oil infrastructure and urban areas have seen severe damage with governmental collapse resulting in the loss of environmental oversight and basic services.


Country brief: Libya

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of Libya’s conflict, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Libya

The latest #UNSC Panel of Experts report on #Libya details further degradation of the Great Man Made River (GMMR) system, which supplies #water to its cities from fossil water aquifers in the southern desert:

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