Global environmental challenges: lessons from Ukraine - RSA

Global environmental challenges: lessons from Ukraine

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What can other parts of the world learn from Ukraine, as it pioneers bringing acts of ecocide into the discussion of justice in the context of war?

Ukraine is not only having to confront the destruction of human life and infrastructure caused by Russia’s invasion but also having to deal with damage to the environment. The question of the environment is closely linked to that of justice. Ukraine is a pioneer in bringing the acts of ecocide into the discussion of justice in the context of war. The lessons of Ukraine are thus of vital importance to those parts of the world that suffer from environmental damage in the context of armed conflicts, climate breakdown, and other crises.

An expert panel gathers at the RSA to foster public discussion and continued cooperation between organisations and individuals for an ongoing environmentally focused conversation about the consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine, situated in the context of wider environmental challenges faced globally.

This was event held in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute London, the Delegation of Flanders (Embassy of Belgium) in the UK and Ireland, Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, the Cyprus High Commission and EUNIC London (European Union National Institutes for Culture).

The event was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Culture of Solidarity Fund powered by the European Cultural Foundation.

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