UNEP – Assessment of environmental hotspots in Iraq

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UNEP – Assessment of environmental hotspots in Iraq

The report of the initial UNEP assessment of sites that pose environmental concern following the 2003 Iraq War. The report gives a detailed assessment of five industrial sites that are an environmental risk due to conflict related damage, looting and bad environmental management. Bad environmental management predates the war, but is exacerbated due to the power vacuum created by confict. The report makes some conclusions on the number of sites of environmental concern (20-100), recommendations for corrective action to be taken in addition to details of required capacity building and financing.

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