Occupied Palestinian Territories

A dense population and recurring conflicts have placed the Gaza Strip’s environment under considerable pressure, damaging critical infrastructure and generating debris. Environmental governance in both Gaza and the West Bank has been made more complex by the occupation, which has compounded and often actively worsened issues such as water scarcity, pollution, land degradation and waste management.

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How should the environment be protected in situations of occupation?

The latest report by the International Law Commission in its ongoing study into the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts deals with environmental protection in situations of occupation. This blog looks at the new draft principles, their basis and argues that they should be strengthened.

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Sewage pollution and water shortage are causing a serious emergency in #Gaza, posing a threat to 2m people. Despite numerous challenges, the long-awaited construction of the new North Gaza Wastewater Treatment Plant is now complete

Delivering Life-Saving Sanitation Services in Gaza

Sewage pollution and water shortage are causing a serious emergency in Gaza, posing a threat to two million people, their health and the environment. ...

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