In April 2018 the Toxic Remnants of War Project was replaced by The Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS). This site will be maintained as an archive of the Project’s work between 2012 and 2018.
About the TRW Project
The Toxic Remnants of War Project was launched in 2012 by the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons and IKV Pax Christi (now PAX). Its initial aim was to document the health and environmental risks posed by toxic remnants of war, and promote awareness of the pollution caused by conflict and military activities.
During its existence it made a significant contribution to ongoing legal processes to strengthen the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, played a leading role in UN level initiatives on conflict and the environment, co-founded the Toxic Remnants of War Network and acted as its secretariat, and engaged in a number of humanitarian disarmament campaigns to promote environmental perspectives.
This archived site will continue to host the Project’s output of blogs and publications.
About The Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS)
In replacing the TRW Project with CEOBS, we hope to be able to do more to address those areas where the TRW Project found that civil society engagement could help contribute to reducing the harm to people and the environment from armed conflict and military activities.
CEOBS will focus on collecting and sharing data on environmental issues in conflicts, and monitoring and contributing to international initiatives aimed at minimising or addressing harm. To learn more about this transition please see this blog, or visit www.ceobs.org
The TRW Project would like to thank all the donors, experts and colleagues that have supported its work over the years and we look forward to continuing these relationships as we proceed with CEOBS’ work.