Partners

The EEC Partners actively contributes to advocacy and policy development, in order to ensure that more countries are not only better prepared to respond to crisis, but also more resilient towards recurring disasters. These Networks and Partners work to raise awareness of the potential risks and impacts of Environmental Emergencies, which is the core belief of the EEC

Partners

  • World Health Organization (WHO): WHO is the UN specialised agency for health and chairs the UN Health Cluster during emergencies. WHO is a decentralised organization with a headquarters, six regional offices and 150 country offices. In most countries affected by environmental emergencies there will already be a WHO presence to assist with response. http://www.who.int/en/
  • The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention: The UNECE Industrial Convention is a regional instrumentthat seeks to protect people and theenvironment against industrial accidents, especiallythose with transboundary effects, by institutingmeasures to prevent, prepare for and respond tosuch accidents. The Convention has currently 41Parties, including the European Union, and will soonbe open for accession by United Nations MemberStates outside the UNECE region. http://www.unece.org/env/teia/pointsofcontact.html
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO): IMO adopted over 50 internationalconventions addressing various marineissues, several of which contain measures to prevent,prepare for, and respond to maritime accidents. Someof the IMO Conventions are relevant to emergencyresponse to marine pollution incidents, particularlythe 1990 International Convention on Oil PollutionPreparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRCConvention), and the 2000 Protocol on Preparedness,response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents byHazardous and Noxious Substances (OPRC-HNSProtocol). http://www.imo.org/en/About/Pages/ContactUs.aspx
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlandsratified by 169 countries, provides aframework for the conservation and wiseuse of wetlands through local and national actionsand international cooperation as a contributiontowards achieving sustainable development globally. http://www.ramsar.org/
  • The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC): The Global Fire Monitoring Center provides an international portal for documentation, information and monitoring for the early warning of wildfire threats and events in nearreal time. In case of a large wildland fire that threatens national resources and/or national interests and thus requires response by the international community, the country affected may request information regarding response measures by using contact information. http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/
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