Ukraine

Since 2014, conflict in Ukraine’s industrialised eastern Donbas region created a risk of environmental emergencies and will leave a lasting legacy of groundwater contamination from flooded coal mines. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, hundreds of environmentally sensitive sites have been caught up in the conflict, these include industrial and military facilities; nuclear, hydro and fossil fuel energy generating sites; water and sanitation infrastructure and ecologically sensitive natural areas. Read our dedicated joint briefings on nuclear sites, water, industry, fossil fuel facilities, the coastal and marine environment, the climate crisis and nature.

Publications

Paper: Assessing environmental damage in Ukraine

Papers prepared by CEOBS and Zoï Environment Network that were commissioned as a contribution to Ukraine’s High-Level Working Group on the Environmental Consequences of the War, they assess Ukraine’s environmental monitoring landscape, and priorities to restore its natural environment.

Blogs

Twitter: #Ukraine

Today we're also presenting the results of a joint @UNDPUkraine project with @ZoiEnvironment. We've used our respective remote datasets to generate a list of war-damaged sites in #Kyiv Oblast #Ukraine that warrant priority assessment.

We're pleased to have been able to contribute to this important initiative for #Ukraine with @ZoiEnvironment, providing perspectives and content on the data collection landscape and priorities, and on #mineaction and the environment.

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