Approximately 30 participants attended the second International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Roundtable 'Protection of the Environment in Times of Armed Conflict' held at the International Involvement Hub on 6 September 2023.
The Roundtable focused on the impact of armed conflict on the natural environment and the affected populations. It covered climate change, the role of international law, including IHL, in protecting the natural environment thereby mitigating the effects of environmental degradation and the attendant climate changes on affected populations.
The Singapore Roundtable on International Humanitarian Law series, jointly organised by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore (CIL-NUS), is designed to establish and maintain a regular platform for Singapore policymakers, IHL practitioners, and governmental bodies who are stakeholders in IHL to engage in constructive dialogue, knowledge exchange, and promote cooperation on IHL development and implementation. The Roundtable was first organised in 2022.
Check out the Report on the IHL Roundtable in 2023.