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
- Tentative agenda
- Logistical note
- Forum book (participants list)
- Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit Major Activities Report (2013-2015)
- Participants list
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
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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