City: SLU Uppsala
Location: Online and Lennart Kennes sal, Biocentrum
Organiser: Department of Urban and Rural Development
Online and Lennart Kennes sal, Biocentrum, SLU Uppsala
Welcome to a seminar with Victor Karamushka from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, about the environmental impact of Russian invasion in Ukraine. The seminar is open for everyone.
The full-scale military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, which began on February 24, 2022, has had devastating and sometimes catastrophic consequences for the environment in many parts of Ukraine, leading not only to extensive pollution but also widespread physical destruction of landscapes and ecosystems.
In this talk, Victor Karamushka will present a comprehensive and differentiated assessment of the types of environmental damage that have occurred in Ukraine during the war. He will also discuss preliminary plans and thinking for how disturbed eco-systems can be restored. Finally Victor Karamushka, a native of southern Ukraine, will pay special attention in his talk to the consequences for the environment caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine.
VICTOR KARAMUSHKA is Associate Professor and Head of the Environmental Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. His areas of research are in environmental microbiology and biotechnology, environmental policy and management, and ecosystem evolution under anthropogenic impact and climate change.
He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific and educational publications. Victor Karamushka has been engaged in numerous international environmental cooperation programs, working with UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission and various technical assistance programs of European governments. Since the start of the war, he has been leading efforts to assess the environmental impact on Ukraine of the Russian invasion.
AFTER THE SEMINAR, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED OF ANY KIND OF COLLABORATION WITH UKRAINE, THERE WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MINGLE AND FIKA!