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Leveraging emerging technologies to enable environmental monitoring and accountability in conflict zones

Zwijnenburg, Wim; Ballinger, Ollie; (2023) Leveraging emerging technologies to enable environmental monitoring and accountability in conflict zones. International Review of the Red Cross pp. 1-25. 10.1017/s1816383123000383. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The growth of access to the internet, wide availability of smart phones and increased public access to remote sensing data from hundreds of satellite systems have spurred a revolution in tracking the linkages between armed conflict and environmental damage. Over the last decade, a growing community of open-source investigative experts, environmentalists, academics and civil society groups have applied these methods to document war crimes, human rights violations and environmental degradation. These developments have created new opportunities for building accountability and transparency. The wealth of data on conflict-linked environmental damage has already been successfully leveraged to address acute and long-term environmental health risks and inform humanitarian response and post-conflict environmental assessments in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. There are, however, larger questions on how to best make use of these data streams and information layers, and how to navigate the opportunities and limitations of these developments. This article will outline the new developments in this field and provide recommendations to ensure that data is used responsibly and effectively to strengthen accountability for environmental damages as a result of armed conflict.

Type: Article
Title: Leveraging emerging technologies to enable environmental monitoring and accountability in conflict zones
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/s1816383123000383
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1816383123000383
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: armed conflict, environment, remote sensing, machine learning, artificial intelligence
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10180258
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