What will happen to our soil after the war? That in which food was grown. Much of it has been polluted after the explosions and can no longer be used for agriculture.
What will happen to our forests? Those that burned in the fighting or were mined. Now people are forbidden to go there because of the danger. Wild animals, however, still come there, unwittingly demining what is left of the forests.
What will happen to our rivers and seas? The russians have destroyed large industrial facilities and sewage treatment plants that protected rivers and groundwater from pollution. Water from the occupied regions flows into the Azov and Black Seas, and then into the Mediterranean and on to the world ocean.
About a third of our territories are no longer habitable or safe for human use. Maybe this is our chance to return 30% of these territories to nature. This is exactly what the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 requires. If not for the war, this goal would seem unattainable. But what will this 30% be like?
The project is funded with the financial support of Heinrich Boell Foundation, Office Kyiv, Ukraine