The Long Shadows: Examples of the environmental impacts of World War II
18 Mar 2014
Venue: International Environment House IYou can register online.
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
You are welcome to attend a presentation on the examples of the environmental impacts of World War II, by Simo Laakkonen, a senior researcher in environmental history at the Department of Environmental Science, University of Helsinki. This event will be held at the International Environment I, room 3, on Tuesday 18 March, from 13:00-14:00.
You can register online.
Simo Laakkonnen is a senior researcher in environmental history at the Department of Environmental Science, University of Helsink. He ihas directed international research projects on the environmental history of urban areas and the Baltic Sea. He has published or edited several books and coedited two special issues on Baltic Sea questions published in Ambio. In 2007 he coedited a book entitled “Ecology of War: Environmental History of Modern Warfare” (in Finnish). He is now coediting a book that will focus on the global environmental history of World War II, which was the largest military conflict in human history. His presentation will address the ambiguous impacts of WW II on wildlife, forests, urban-industrial environments and post-war environmental policy.
War and Natural Resources in History: Introduction
Laakkonen, S. & Tucker, R. 01.06.2013 In : Global Environment. 10, p. 8-15 8 p.