Addressing Pollution and Environmental Damage in Peace Accords


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(The Conversation) Colombia is implementing a comprehensive peace agreement amid conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. Notre Dame researchers advise on addressing environmental damage in Colombian negotiations, highlighting the scarcity of environmental provisions in peace settlements globally. The text illustrates the environmental toll of war in Ukraine and Gaza, emphasizing the need for future peace accords to integrate environmental considerations.

Lessons from Colombia suggest linking environmental provisions with broader issues and involving the international community in monitoring and support. The text underscores the importance of recognizing environmental harm and setting clear goals for restoration in post-conflict reconstruction efforts, offering Ukraine and Gaza as potential examples for building a more sustainable future.

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Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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