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Environmental Effects of Russian War in Ukraine
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Copyright: Contributors & The Grassroots Institute
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  • Audience: Environmental Scientists; Environmental Academics; Environmental Lawyers; War Impact Experts; Government’s Ministry of Environment; Social Scientists; International and National NGOs; Environmental Law Firms; Conservation Organizations; International Donor Community; European Union; The World Bank; United Nations; UNEP; CBD; UNFCCC; UNDP; UNESCO; WHO; UNOPS; UNECOSOC; Universities and International Support Groups; Advocacy Groups; Human Rights groups & Advocates
  • Keywords: Russian War in Ukraine; Environmental Effects of War; Pollution; Urban Infrastructure; Environmental Infrastructure; Water Bodies; Coastal & Marine Resources; Fires; Agroecology & Agroecosystems; Waste; Military Equipment; Weapons and Missiles; Nuclear Pollution; Wildlife; Biodiversity; Ecosystems; Human Health; Noise Pollution; European Energy; Ukrainian Energy Sector; International Law; Human Rights; International Collaboration; Environmental and Energy Challenges; Global Environment; Climate Change; Local & Global Impacts
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Environmental Effects of Russian War in Ukraine

Edited by: Ievgenii Shulga, Nataliia Shynkaruk, Hasrat Arjjumend

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The book, "Environmental Effects of Russian War in Ukraine," offers a thorough exploration of the intricate web of consequences resulting from the conflict. It delves into various themes, providing a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts.

The effects of chemical pollution caused by the war are scrutinized in detail, uncovering both immediate and long-term ecological implications. Similarly, the book examines the far-reaching consequences of air pollution resulting from the conflict, shedding light on its impacts on the environment and public health. The destruction inflicted upon urban and environmental infrastructure is a focal point, outlining the challenges posed by the war's aftermath in rebuilding sustainable structures. The book also explores the impact of warfare on surface water bodies, discussing the ecological disturbances and challenges in restoring water quality. Coastal and marine ecosystems face specific challenges, and the book highlights the long-lasting consequences on biodiversity and the overall health of these vital systems. It also addresses the environmental devastation caused by shelling-generated fires, emphasizing the challenges in mitigating their aftermath.

The implications of war on agroecology and agroecosystems are explored, emphasizing the challenges in ensuring food security and sustainable agricultural practices. Additionally, the book delves into the pollution and waste resulting from military equipment and ammunitions, unravelling the environmental hazards posed by war materials. A critical examination of the environmental impact of weapons and missiles is presented, shedding light on the pollutants released and their consequences on ecosystems. The nuclear pollution resulting from Russian attacks is analyzed in detail, emphasizing the gravity of the environmental challenges posed by such incidents.

The conflict's profound impact on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystems is explored, emphasizing the urgent need for conservation efforts. The interplay between the conflict, human health, and noise pollution is analyzed, highlighting broader public health implications. The book assesses the ramifications of the war on the energy sector, exploring the challenges in maintaining a sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure. It also delves into the role of the conflict in contributing to climate change, emphasizing both local and global implications. The breach of international law and human rights is a significant focus, emphasizing the need for accountability and justice. A comparative analysis is provided, drawing parallels and distinctions with previous military conflicts to offer a nuanced understanding of environmental impacts. Finally, the imperative of international collaboration is explored, considering avenues for collective action in addressing the environmental and energy challenges triggered by the war. The book encompasses additional allied topics, providing a holistic view of the environmental, geopolitical, and societal dimensions intertwined with the conflict.

This makes "Environmental Effects of Russian War in Ukraine" an indispensable resource for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners seeking a deep understanding of the intricate environmental repercussions of the conflict.


  • Russian War in Ukraine
  • Environmental Effects of War
  • Chemical Pollution
  • Air Pollution
  • Damage to Urban Infrastructure
  • Damage to Environmental Infrastructure
  • Surface Water Bodies
  • Coastal & Marine Resources
  • Shelling-Generated Fires
  • Agroecology & Agroecosystems
  • Pollution and Waste
  • Military Equipment and Ammunitions
  • Pollution by Weapons and Missiles
  • Nuclear Pollution
  • Wildlife, Biodiversity, Ecosystems
  • Human Health
  • Noise Pollution
  • European and Ukrainian Energy Sector
  • Climate Change
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Comparative Analysis
  • International Collaboration
  • Environmental and Energy Challenges
  • Damages and Destructions
  • Allied Topics


Shulga, I., Shynkaruk, N., & Arjjumend, H. (eds.) (2024). Environmental Effects of Russian War in Ukraine Montreal/Vancouver, Canada: TGI Books/ The Grassroots Institute, ISBN: 978-1-7778455-7-5.

About the Editor

Ievgenii Shulga, Nataliia Shynkaruk, Hasrat Arjjumend

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