The Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE)

The Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE)

No. 30

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The Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE) is a biennial global forum that brings together key government, industry, academic, and non-governmental representatives – policy makers, environmental experts and disaster managers – from around the world to improve prevention, preparedness, response and overall resilience to environmental emergencies*.

This biennial event provides a unique opportunity for emergency managers, responders and concerned stakeholders to discuss the way forward for improving partnerships, advocacy, capacity building, international governance, operational modalities in environmental emergencies and integrating environmental concerns into humanitarian action.

The first meeting of the AGEE was convened by UN Environment and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in 1995.

In 2015, the AGEE was renamed the Environmental Emergencies Forum and then the Environment and Emergencies Forum in 2017.

Find the AGEE outcome reports below:

*An environmental emergency can occur following a technological, human-induced or natural disaster or conflict when human health and livelihoods are threatened and affected on a major scale by the release of hazardous substances, or because of significant damage to the ecosystem. Examples of such emergencies include oil spills, toxic waste dumping, and groundwater pollution, when the environmental risks are acute and potentially life threatening.

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