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UN Security Council Briefing on Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict

December 05 - 2019
  • event
  • armed conflict
  • protection of the environment
In order to explore further options for improved international responses to the risks posed to the environment by the activities of armed forces in conflict, the Republic of Estonia, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Kuwait, and the Republic of Peru will convene an Arria-formula meeting on 9 December 2019.

In Syria, the Environmental Toll of War Beginning to Emerge

December 05 - 2019
  • dirty war
  • Natural Resources
  • governance
  • syria
Humanitarian suffering should be at the forefront of analysis on war, but at the same time, environmental impact deserves a more prominent place at the conflict analysis table, as there are direct links with peacebuilding, conflict resolution and socio-economic reconstruction efforts.This article examines the key challenges that Syria’s environment and the people who depend on it are facing.
On December 11 2019, from 3.30 to 5pm, Climate Diplomacy, the German Federal Foreign Office and adelphi will co-host a COP25 side event in the German Pavillion in Madrid, Spain.

'An environmental movement for times of war, too'

December 03 - 2019
  • environment
  • Conflict
Current global action focuses on the impact of humans and industry on the environment during peacetime, but what about during conflict?