2015 EEF

2015 Environmental Emergencies Forum

Environmental Emergencies in a Changing Climate:
Reducing Vulnerability and Managing Risks

The Environmental Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a dynamic forum to showcase experiences and innovations in improving prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies, and for advocating the integration of environmental concerns into humanitarian action.

The Forum will bring together representatives from governments, industries, academia, aid agencies, and civil society who have the common mission to help countries become better prepared, more resilient, and able to effectively respond to environmental emergencies.*

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, together with The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, generously hosts the 2015 Forum.

*Environmental emergencies are disasters that cause severe environmental damage as well as harm to human health and/or livelihoods.

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2015 EEF trailer video

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2015 EEF Materials

Background documents


Session documents

Welcome video message by UNEP ED Achim Steiner

Welcome video message by OCHA USG Stephen O’Brien

Keynote speech by Jan Egeland

1. Making it work

2. Managing risk and reducing vulnerabilities to environmental emergencies

3. Leading by example – how the environment contributes to better humanitarian action

4. The High North

5. Evidence from the field: Response and preparedness actions that work

What’s Left Behind: Examining Disaster Waste

Rewinding from Response to Preparedness: Chemical Accidents Avoided

When Speed is of the Essence: Responding to Oil Spills

6. Ignite Stage

7. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: What Next? Preparedness for Response

  1. http://www.wcdrr.org/
  2. http://www.unisdr.org/
  3. http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/es/
  4. http://www.cdema.org/

8. Lessons from environmental peacebuilding for humanitarians

9. How preventing and preparing for environmental emergencies is better business

10. Observations from the frontline of of climate change and other disasters

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Environmental Emergencies Photo Gallery:

Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Kongeveien 26
0787 Oslo