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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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    Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

    EEC24 Jun 2015Ratings:

    This Technical Brief is intended to be a starting point for improving coordinated needs assessments in urban areas.


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    Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

    superuser19 Jun 2015Ratings:

    This Topic Guide discusses why humanitarians should care about environment and climate change.


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    Our Planet May 2015 - Healthy Planet, Healthy People

    superuser27 May 2015Ratings:

    “Perhaps nowhere is the importance of a well-managed environment as clear as in human health”, write Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a joint editorial of the latest issue of Our Planet. This issue demonstrates, through contributions from leading authors, how environmental risk factors such as pollution, chemical contamination and climate change bring diseases and death. It further emphasizes the importance of reducing environmental threats in order to improve human health. Relevant work carried out by UNEP and its partners in this area is also highlighted.


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    Nepal Flash Appeal for Response to Nepal Earthquake

    superuser29 Apr 2015Ratings:

    This document is produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator and humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 25 April to 31 July 2015 and is issued on 29 April 2015.


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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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