Networks

  • “Network of JEU Environmental Emergency Response Providers”: The network of response providers support international response to environmental emergencies and disasters with environmental impacts by providing technical experts at no cost to affected member states. As of March 2016, the following are registered with the JEU as providers of assistance to international environmental emergencies : Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the (European) Union Civil Protection Mechanism, UNEP, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Veolia Environment Foundation;
  • “OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents”: The OECD Chemical Accidents Programme works in co-operation with other international organisations on three areas: 1) developing common principles and policy guidance on prevention of, preparedness for, and response to chemical accidents; 2) analysing issues of concern and making recommendations concerning best practices, and 3) facilitating the sharing of information and experience between both OECD and non-member countries. The Working Group on Chemical Accidents meets annually and also organizes workshops on specific topics. https://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/chemical-accidents/
  • “Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Industrial and Chemical Accidents”: The main goal of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group is to bring together organizations and institutions involved in the prevention of, preparedness for and response to industrial/chemical accidents, with the aim to create an international platform allowing for the exchange of information on each other’s work programmes/activities and to foster inter-agency cooperation;
  • International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG): INSARAG is a global network of more than 80 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG deals with urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly. http://www.insarag.org/
  • Union Civil Protection Mechanism: TheUnion Civil Protection Mechanism is an initiative of the European Commission to constitute a framework for cooperation in disaster preparedness, prevention and response. The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) operates within the European Commission Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (ECHO),and acts as a coordination hub to facilitate coherent European response during emergencies. http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/civil-protection/mechanism_en
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