Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 120 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Source: ELI, UN Environment, and American University, 2017

Author(s): Marie G. Jacobsson

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson was Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts” (2013-16) and Member of the UN International Law Commission 2007-16. This article is an abridged version of the Fourth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, delivered on November 3, 2016, which recognizes...

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Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, 2016

Author(s): Ahmed Majeed Al-Shammari

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Several wars and a 13-year embargo as well as several years of civil war with the recent war on terrorism have cumulatively damaged Iraq’s land, air, water, and health infrastructure. The sand particles in Iraq contain toxic substances, which dates back to the pollution caused by military actions that disassemble...

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Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This website offers a platform for exchange on environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC). It aims to foster sustainable peace and development by gathering knowledge on environmental conflict and cooperation as well as by creating networks among stakeholders from the development, environment, foreign and security communities worldwide. Environmental aspects are increasingly recognised...

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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

Source: The Washington Quarterly, 2016

Author(s): Marcus DuBois King

Countries: Iraq, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Attempts to identify linkages between climate-related events and conflict have led to ambiguous and contested results. Some analyses have found notable correlation between human conflict and climate-related events; however, they were criticized for being too broad in scope and scale. This debate has inspired additional, more specific research to examine...

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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 05/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 02/05/2017

 

Severe pollution incidents have provided some of the most visually arresting images of recent armed conflicts. Oil fires and spills, bomb – damaged and looted industrial facilities, abandoned military material and munitions, rubble and demolition waste – all are associated with contemporary conflicts, and all can threaten ecosystems and human...

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Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Source: European Scientific Journal, 2017

Author(s): Ashraf Ali and Chukwunonye Ezeah

Countries: Libya

Topics: Assessment, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/03/2017

 

An important aspect of the Libyan conflict since the 2011 Arab Spring is the generation and management of huge volumes of construction and demolition (C&D) type waste, arising from conflict-related damage to the built environment. Estimates put the amount of Post-Conflict Waste (PCW) at about 82 million tonnes, much of...

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Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DRC

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DRC

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2005

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/03/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

Source: Texas A&M University Press, 2009

Author(s): Charles E. Closmann

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/03/2017

 

In recent times, the devastation occurring in places like Darfur has focused the world’s attention on the intertwined relationship of military conflict and the environment—and the attendant human suffering.   In War and the Environment, eleven scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation...

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