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War in Ukraine: the case for environmental peacebuilding and reparations

orcid-imageNataliia SlobodianNataliia Slobodian

Dr Nataliia Slobodian joined the Politics and IR team of Canterbury Christ Church University in October 2022; she is supported by the Researchers at Risk programmes established by the British Academy with Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics) with the support of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Previously Natalia was Head of the Department of Climate Change at the energy company DTEK, and head of the Corporate think tank SE NPC Ukrenergo. She has more than 10 years of experience as a senior researcher and lecturer at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Dr Slobodian is a Habilitated Doctor of Human Sciences, and has authored a number of publications including ‘The United States and Russian Federation in the Persian Gulf: Allies or Competitors’, ‘Russia’s Energy Policy as an Instrument of Influence in Europe’, and ‘Energy Diplomacy: Action Plan’.

Abstract

Russia’s current large-scale unprovoked invasion of Ukraine demonstrates that the environment matters, even though it is considered a secondary issue during conflicts. The war has dire consequences for people and nature, in both Ukraine and other European states. The Ukrainian case is viewed as a global system transformation factor: it has seen transboundary effects throughout the regions and the world. Of growing importance is the need to investigate the main principles and approaches in respect of environmental peacebuilding. We argue that this current war against Ukraine has proved that the world needs new approaches to sustainable peacebuilding, including environmental reparation and justice, and we propose a possible reparation mechanism through the world’s first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Keywords

War against Ukraineenvironmental damagehuman costenvironmental peacebuildingsustainable peaceenvironmental reparationCarbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
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Published on: 4 April 2023
Volume: 11
Article ID: 075
Pages:75 - 82
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Slobodian (2023), ' War in Ukraine: the case for environmental peacebuilding and reparations ', Journal of the British Academy, 11(Regular articles): 075 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011.075

Review article

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War in Ukraine: the case for environmental peacebuilding and reparations

orcid-imageNataliia SlobodianNataliia Slobodian

Dr Nataliia Slobodian joined the Politics and IR team of Canterbury Christ Church University in October 2022; she is supported by the Researchers at Risk programmes established by the British Academy with Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics) with the support of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Previously Natalia was Head of the Department of Climate Change at the energy company DTEK, and head of the Corporate think tank SE NPC Ukrenergo. She has more than 10 years of experience as a senior researcher and lecturer at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Dr Slobodian is a Habilitated Doctor of Human Sciences, and has authored a number of publications including ‘The United States and Russian Federation in the Persian Gulf: Allies or Competitors’, ‘Russia’s Energy Policy as an Instrument of Influence in Europe’, and ‘Energy Diplomacy: Action Plan’.