Law and policy

Since 2009, there has been renewed international interest in efforts to enhance the weak legal framework intended to protect the environment in relation to armed conflicts (PERAC). The topic is currently under consideration by the UN’s International Law Commission, it is being addressed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has also been the feature of resolutions at the UN Environment Assembly. Meanwhile, wider questions around environmental security are increasingly on the agenda of the UN Security Council.



Environmental governance in frozen conflicts

When wars end without clear resolution, conflicts can become frozen. In this post, Clayton Payne examines how the frozen conflicts affecting Georgia’s breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have influenced their environment, and how it is managed.

Twitter: #PERAC

Our new report goes through the looking glass to explore the environmental #CorporateSocialResponsibility reporting of some of the world biggest arms companies, and it's far more useful than you might expect: 🧵🔽 1/9 #CSR #PERAC

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