Ecological and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats

March 24, 2022

Supported by: International Renaissance Foundation

Modern challenges from climate change, uncomfortable living conditions, discriminatory legal norms that violate human rights to a clean and healthy environment, inefficient management decisions of the Crimean occupation authorities, the complication of traditional farming and threats to the health and life of the Crimean population can cause environmental and social conflicts . Ineffective management and predatory environmental policy of the authorities do not contribute to the adaptive resistance to climate change of the community and is a manifestation of environmental and climate discrimination, and local environmental conflicts due to the complication of living conditions and the redistribution of resources may encourage a certain part of the Crimean population to internal and external migrations, including  in the direction of the southern regions of Ukraine. Moreover, the greatest burden will fall on the Kherson region, which will entail a number of social, environmental and economic negative effects.

During the project implementation period the CTRC will:

 prepare an analysis of the features of climate change, manifestations of natural phenomena and trends in changes in climate comfort for the population of Crimea ;

develop recommendations based on the obtained results;

publish an analytical report on changes in the ecological and climatic situation in Crimea in Ukrainian and English;

present an analytical report to the  representatives of state authorities, the expert community, environmental public organizations and diplomatic missions of the Crimean Platform member states and representative offices of international organizations;

carry out an information campaign.