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Integration of Environmental Emergencies in Preparedness and Contingency Planning

Integration of Environmental Emergencies in Preparedness and Contingency Planning

A report prepared for OCHA and UNEP upon request of the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE)

In response to the growing need for improved preparedness for environmental emergency response, including …


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Environment Marker

Environment Marker

Environment Marker is a tool which gives possibility to ensure that any negative impact on the local environment of a humanitarian project is reduced as much as possible.

Through simple coding using the letters A, B and C, …

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Awareness and Preparedness for emergencies at local level

Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL)

The 2nd edition of the APELL handbook was launched on 19 August 2015. The launching took place during the first APELL train-the-trainer for the Asia Pacific region, in Bangkok, Thailand.

The …


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2015 Environmental Emergencies Forum Summary Document

2015 Environmental Emergencies Forum Summary Document

The Environmental Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a biennial global forum focused on environmental emergencies. This event brings together stakeholders from around the world to improve preparedness, response and overall resilience to environmental emergencies.

The …


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Environment and Humanitarian Action Study

The Environment and Humanitarian Action Study examines the current state of the integration of environmental concerns into humanitarian operations, and recommends collective action to improve the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of humanitarian action.

Ensuring that environmental considerations are taken into …


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Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

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

An increasing proportion of humanitarian emergencies take place in urban environments. The Brief provides …


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Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

Mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action

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

Produced by Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Topic Guide …


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Sundarbans Oil Spill Assessment

Sundarbans Oil Spill Assessment

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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 …


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

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

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The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super …


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