Greening Peacekeeping: The Environmental Impact of UN Peace Operations
Lucile Maertens and Malkit Shoshan
This report looks at the environmental challenges facing peace operations and how the UN has responded, including through policies and guidelines, dedicated staff, and training material. In particular, it assesses the challenges the Department of Field Support faces in implementing its Environment Strategy.
Based on this assessment, including a detailed examination of the UN mission in Mali, the report puts forward a series of short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations. It concludes that a UN presence should not be a source of stress but should improve local environmental sustainability and build resilience.
This is the seventeenth paper in the Providing for Peacekeeping Project thematic study series.
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