Join us for an insightful lecture “Environmental consequences of the war in Ukraine: local and global perspective”. Ukraine is currently experiencing the worst environmental catastrophe in terms of air, soil, water pollution and biodiversity loss per unit of time, that is called an Ecocide. With ongoing extreme violence, it is too early for a comprehensive environmental damage assessment. Yet, there are already worrying indications of the nature and scope of the damage growing with each day of the war. The consequences of this negative impact will be long-term and not only local but also global. Cross-border impacts are a concern in countries that directly border Ukraine. Moreover, the war is not only impacting an already stressed natural environment but also preventing efforts to improve the situation. Activities and investments to restore habitats, conserve species, improve protected area management, mitigate and adapt to climate change have been terminated. There can be no effective environmental policy without peace!
Our guest speaker, Prof. Dr. Olena Melnyk, PhD, Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Assoc. Prof. at Sumy National Agrarian University (Ukraine), Honorary Prof. at Royal Agricultural University (England), is an experienced researcher with interests in climate policy, renewable energy sources, soil remediation, developing criteria for environmental safety, rational use of natural resources, waste management and sustainable development and is a core team member of the project CAS Rebuild Ukraine (BFH, Switzerland).
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the often-overlooked environmental cost of war. The lecture will take place in person and on Zoom.
A Q&A session and Apero in Foyer EO Nord will follow the lecture.
🗓️Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
📍Location: ETH HG F3
👩💻Zoom link: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/69488520275
The lecture is open to everyone and free of charge.
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