Wed, Apr 20|
Environmental Impacts of the Invasion of Ukraine
This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.
Time & Location
Apr 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
About the event
An Environmental Law Institute Breaking News Webinar
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.
Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for a survey of 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? This roundtable discussion will address these questions and so much more.
Panelists: To Be Announced
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