What role do women play in disaster risk governance?
Photo: Lourdes Ardón | UNDAC
Women play a significant role in disaster response and recovery stages specifically at household level. However, their roles in organizational decision making, particularly in disaster …Read More
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) completes project to assess the use of tree products by refugees in Uganda
Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Clement Okia
This project, titled “Sustainable use of natural resources and energy in the refugee context”, is the first …Read More
New OECD Report: Guidance on Change of Ownership in Hazardous Facilities
The OECD releases a Guidance on Change of Ownership in Hazardous Facilities. This Guidance is a concise document providing a framework to assist stakeholders to identify, understand and …Read More
WHO announces new publication on chemical releases caused by natural hazard events and disasters.
Disasters resulting from natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and floods, are increasing in intensity, frequency and impact, in part due to climate change. A …Read More
Joint UN Environment/OCHA Mission in Response to Colombian Oil Spill
Following a request from the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, a Joint UN Environment/OCHA mission has been deployed to support the Government in the evaluation of …Read More
EEC 2018 Quarterly Newsletter #1
Our first newsletter of 2018 is out!
The Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC, delivered straight to their inbox! The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features …Read More
JEU’s 2017 Activities Report
From environmental response in Iraq and Bangladesh to preparedness and trainings as well as policy and advocacy, check out UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s major activities in 2017.
A Visit to Donbas and Forgotten Environmental Flash Points
The Digital Forensic Research Lab conducted an eye-opening interview with Wim Zwijnenburg, the Humanitarian Disarmament Project Leader for PAX, which is a Dutch NGO that strives to reduce the effects of …Read More
Trickling Effects of Environmental Crises on Women
The Inter Press Service (IPS) recently highlighted the implications of environmental crises on women across the world as part of a series of stories for this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March …Read More
The Promise of Cash Transfers through an Environmental Lens
Few humanitarian donors or practitioners today would contest the relevance of the environment in humanitarian response, or its inherent linkages to disaster, climate and conflict risk and vulnerability.
But does this …Read More