The environmental risks from a critical minerals rush in Ukraine

Since February 2022, Ukraine has sought to attract international investment and political partnerships by licensing deposits of critical minerals. In this analysis, Iryna Babanina and Rob Watson examine how the demands of the conflict, economy and recovery are exacerbating the threats that their exploitation could pose for Ukraine’s environment.

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.

Ukraine conflict environmental briefing: Nature

Our seventh in a series of joint CEOBS-Zoï Environment Network briefings on Ukraine explores how the conflict is affecting Ukraine’s ecosystems and biodiversity, and the importance of ensuring a nature positive recovery.