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.


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#Libya is facing #COVID19 with a #WASH sector badly affected by lack of budgets for equipment, operational materials and spare parts for regular maintenance; power cuts and sabotage of infrastructure. UNICEF note the risks to public health and coastal and groundwater pollution..

#Libya is 90% desert, arable land makes up just 3% of its area and it is almost totally dependent on fossil water #reserves - #hydroponics make huge sense as part of a sustainable future, which includes a transition away from hydrocarbon dependency

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'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of...

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