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      EEC07 Jun 2016Ratings:

      The OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents (WGCA) organised a special session on “Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change” in Paris on 23 October 2014. This event took place in the context of the 24th annual meeting of the WGCA. The special session aimed to develop a deeper understanding of the potential safety implications of a change of ownership (e.g. divestments, mergers and acquisitions) in facilities handling hazardous substances. The special session was organised by the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection.


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      Georgia Environmental Performance Reviews - Third Review. UNECE

      EEC26 Apr 2016Ratings:

      This third Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Georgia takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since it was peer reviewed for the second time in 2010, and assesses the implementation of the recommendations made in the second review. It covers issues of specific importance to the country related to legal and policy frameworks, the financing of environmental expenditures, greening the economy, air protection, water and waste management and biodiversity conservation. It also examines the efforts of Georgia to integrate environmental considerations in its policies in the agriculture, energy, industry, transport, forestry, tourism and health sectors. The review further provides a substantive and policy analysis of the country’s climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, and its participation in international mechanisms.


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      Hazardous Waste in Humanitarian Crises

      EEC11 Apr 2016Ratings:

      This report, commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Emergency Preparedness and Environment Section (EPES) in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), was completed by three researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It examines the issue of hazardous waste generated in humanitarian crises and evaluates the challenges involved in ensuring proper hazardous waste management. The study addresses the moral and legal imperatives of proper hazardous waste management and outlines various tangible solutions currently being used by humanitarian actors in the field. Furthemore, it offers a series of recommendations based on the needs of the beneficiaries and stakeholders involved. Finally, the report presents several opportunities for further research, notably surrounding the expansion of data collection of hazardous waste management.


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      Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Towards enhancing fire management and wildfire preparedness capacities

      EEC29 Mar 2016Ratings:

      The state of vegetation fire science provides rationale for the way to address and empower society to deal with increasing wildfire threats and the responsible use of fire.


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      Report on the Technical Support Mission following the fire at an electrical station storing PCB equipment in Paraguay

      EEC05 Feb 2016Ratings:

      The report presents the results of an expert mission of the United Nations in response to a fire that took place on 14 October 2015.


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      Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Country-Level Study

      EEC03 Feb 2016Ratings:

      The Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action.


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