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Photo of Maria Andrea Nardi

Maria Andrea Nardi


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Nature and Peace in Northern Uganda: using satellite data to assess environmental change in conflict and post-conflict areas


  • Micael Runnström
  • Maria Andrea Nardi

Summary, in English

In this post we share a methodological reflection about the possibility to evaluate possible drivers of environmental conflict by using remote sensing. If we define nature as green resources, for instance, it is possible to assess how vulnerable peace might be, against environmental changes occurring on the ground by using satellite data. Satellite data can then be used, in combination with fieldwork and interviews, to monitor and map changes in green environments in a post-conflict period.


  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre)

Publishing year




Document type

Web publication


  • Law


  • Northern Uganda
  • Environmental peacebuilding
  • Remote sensing
  • Gulu
  • Environmental conflicts
  • Public international law
  • Folkrätt




  • The Nature of Peace – The dynamics between post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental protection