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Joint OSCE/UNEP/UNDP News Release
TBILISI 22 October 2004 - Environmental
degradation and access to natural resources could deepen contention in
areas of existing conflicts in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh
and adjacent regions of Azerbaijan.
According to a new report released in
Tbilisi today, the militarised situation also hampers waste management
and disposal, and the maintenance and renovation of irrigation and hydroelectric
dams, constraining economic growth.
The report, "Environment and Security: