A report exploring how a more formalised system of post-conflict environmental assistance could increase the protection of civilians and their environment, and help to strengthen norms against environmentally destructive military behaviours.
A new civil society network working to reduce the humanitarian and environmental impact of pollution from conflict and military activities.
Pollution Politics examines how the weakness of current international humanitarian law allows the generation of conflict pollution that can impact both civilian health and the environment for long after the cessation of hostilities. The report argues that a new mechanism is needed to prevent and remedy environmental damage, to increase accountability and improve post-conflict response and assistance.
In 2008, the ICRC began a process of reflection to ‘determine whether international humanitarian law continues to provide an appropriate response to the humanitarian problems arising in armed conflicts. We review their findings on the protection for the environment in conflict.