In the first eight months after Russia launched its latest invasion of Ukraine (24 February 2022), Ukraineʼs Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources recorded 2,239 cases of environmental damage it blames solely on the war. The ministry said fighting has placed under threat a fifth of Ukraineʼs protected areas, around 600 animal species and 750 plant and fungal species. Ukraineʼs government estimates that more than 440,000ha of forest lie within occupied or hostile zones, with 63 separate forestries under occupation.

Speaking at the COP27 climate summit at the end of last year, ...


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