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The Environmental Emergencies Centre resources database contains a large variety of tools, guidelines, reports, publications, legal documents, media and advocacy materials. To find the resources most relevant for you, you can filter the resources according to the environmental emergency phase, type of document, and type of environmental emergency. There is also an advanced search which includes themes and key words, and an option to list resources according to the upload date or user ranking. Some of our resources are available in multiple languages, and should you like to request an additional language or provide feedback on a particular resource, we encourage you to leave a comment and rank the usefulness of that particular resource.
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    Kathmandu Valley Post-Earthquake Debris Management

    superuser27 Apr 2015Ratings:

    Disasters can generate sizable amount of waste depending on its severity and the waste thus generated can overwhelm existing solid waste management facilities and impact on other emergency response and recovery activities. Poorly managed disaster waste is threat to health, safety and the environment, and can be a major impediment to post-disaster rescue operations. Experience shows that disaster waste is often managed in an ad hoc manner; however, substantial improvements can be made in response efforts with a clear coordination structure and management plan.

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    Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) Missions in 2014

    superuser22 Apr 2015Ratings:

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU).

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    The Debate: Climate Change Endangers Security; Can the Military Help Humanity Respond?

    superuser21 Apr 2015Ratings:

    The growing threat of climate-related disasters creates new risks to human and environmental security. It constitutes both an accelerant of instability and a threat multiplier. As is well known, in many countries, responses to floods, cyclones, droughts, and other climate-related disasters are impeded by limited capacity, insufficient planning and preparation, and lack of coordination between government actors.

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    Sundarbans Oil Spill Assessment

    superuser02 Mar 2015Ratings:

    The report from a Joint United Nations/Government of Bangladesh Sundarbans oil spill assessment mission is now published and accessible. On 9 December 2014, an oil tanker accident in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh led to the release of approximately 350,000 litres of heavy fuel oil into the river and mangrove ecosystem which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage and a Ramsar site. After the initial response and clean-up, the Government of Bangladesh requested technical assistance to support the response to and the containment of the oil spill, and to assess the potential impacts to the environment and to communities.

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    EEC Website Usage Statistics 2014

    superuser18 Feb 2015Ratings:

    This Infographic shows the usage of the EEC in the year 2014.

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    The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

    superuser18 Feb 2015Ratings:

    The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan as conducted by UNEP and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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