Environmental Impacts of the Invasion of Ukraine

20 April 2022

The Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists will discuss what we know about the environmental impacts of the war in Ukraine. What are possible civilian consequences of the environmental harms? How is accountability assessed? How can the environment be protected during armed conflicts? How can these protections be enforced? 

20 April 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 EST [17:00 - 18:30 CEST]

The environment is fundamentally linked to conflict, so it is important to analyze the environmental dimensions of war. The consequences of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation will be amplified by the potentially disastrous environmental impacts, including threats to human rights, risk of nuclear catastrophe, and damage to countless types of infrastructure (such as chemical plants, fuel storage facilities, gas pipelines, hydroelectric dams, refineries, and more). Air, ground, and water pollution, as well as food insecurity can pose both immediate and long-term threats to Ukrainian welfare.

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This description was excerpted from eli.org.