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: