Witnessing the environmental impacts of war. Environmental case studies from conflict zones around the world

This publication was launched on 6 November 2020, recognized by the UN as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

The case studies from Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen, Ukraine, Laos DPR and Senegal provide a snapshot of environments impacted by active conflict, post-conflict governance gaps, and humanitarian efforts to restore usable lands. Contributions from Amnesty International, Conflict and Environment Observatory, Environmental Law Institue, Geneva Water Hub, Global Green Institute, Norwegian People’s Aid, PAX, Universidad Externado de Colombia and Zoï Environment Network provide expert evidence of the urgency to mainstream environmental issues in security processes.

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