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Oil and Water: The Role of Natural Resources in Conflict and Peacebuilding in Ukraine

Russian gas lines

The tragic war in Ukraine and the events leading up to it have environmental dimensions which deserve attention. This event will focus on the role of fossil fuels and water in conflict and peacebuilding in Ukraine and Russia. 

Before this conflict, Russia supplied roughly 10% of the global oil and gas supply, and the EU remains heavily reliant on Russian natural gas. How might global trade actions affect Russia's fossil fuel economy, and what is the impact of the conflict on global energy justice?

Water security issues dating back to Soviet times are both a cause of conflict and a potential source of trust-building and conflict de-escalation. What are some of the potential environmental peace-building solutions to the current conflict thus far neglected in the mainstream discourse? 

Please join YSE Professor Ken Gillingham and alums Saleem Ali (96' MES) and Olena Maslyukivska (00' MEM) for this discussion. Moderated by recent alum Shoshana Micon (21' MEM). 

This is a hybrid event: in-person for the Yale Community; on Zoom for the general public.

Hosted by the Yale School of the Environment and the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.

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