Libya

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.

Publications

Country brief: Libya

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

Blogs

Twitter: #Libya

How big a role does oil play in the conflict in #Libya - one that's sufficiently large to justify an oil-focused #UNSC resolution this week https://t.co/akvmUwoxlH

Interesting new paper on cultural ecosystem services (the non-material benefits people obtain from ecosystems) and how insecurity and conflict in the #Sahel and #Sahara are impeding access to them, in turn holding back sustainable development https://t.co/FCpA1TFOsM #Libya

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