Environmental protection, security and armed conflict
There are various challenges related to environmental protection, security and armed conflict – from natural resources fuelling armed conflict, climate change impacts posing new challenges to international peace and security to the role of new actors in armed conflict and the regulation of their actions in environmental protection during armed conflict.
As damage to the environment done in times of conflict can be irreversible, the restoration of peace may represent a greater challenge if the supporting physical environment has been seriously impaired.
Related publications exploring these issues are as follows:
- Das, O and Kellay, A (2017). Private security companies and other private security providers (PSCs) and environmental protection in jus post bellum: Policy and regulatory challenges. In J Easterday, J Iverson, and C Stahn (eds), Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Das, O (2017). Natural resources, conflict and investment: Conflict minerals in the democratic republic of Congo and the challenges to sustainable investment. In S Alam, J H Bhuiyan, and J Razzaque (eds), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability Routledge.
- Das, O (2016). Climate change and armed conflict: Challenges and opportunities for maintaining international peace and security through climate justice. In R S Abate (ed), Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges Washington DC: ELI (Environmental Law Institute).
- Das, O. Climate change, the environment and armed conflict. (March 2015) CLR Working Paper no 6.