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 targeted oil infrastructure and urban areas have seen severe damage with governmental collapse resulting in the loss of environmental oversight and basic services. Read the Libya briefing.

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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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Libyan offshore oil spill worse than claimed

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.

Twitter: #Libya

Yet another onshore oil spill in #Libya. This time an Arabian Gulf Oil Company site. The country remains highly reliant on oil and gas but insecurity has led to underinvestment in its production and transport infrastructure, increasing the risk of spills https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1092353935008617

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