Recommendation N°11. War and environment


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Convinced that purported necessities of war cannot justify disregard for the environment and, thus, for the living conditions of future generations,

Notes that the protection of the environment in times of armed conflict by way of specific treaty provision is insufficient;

Demands, therefore, that a treaty is adopted regulating a number of specific problems related to armed conflicts, both for international and domestic conflicts, that:

Ensures the protection of the environment as civilian objects, and as "demilitarized zones", Provides for a special designation process for environmental areas that should be protected, which could include a designation by third parties such as the Security Council;

Requires that those who plan and decide upon an attack must pay due regard to the protection of the natural environment;

Mandates that the risk of environmental damage, including long term damage, must be taken into account in the application of...

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