Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action: A Joint Initiative
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Disaster cause both loss of life and damage to the natural capital upon which societal well-being depends. This joint initiative is aimed at facilitating exchange between environmental and humanitarian actors, with focus on better coordination of post-disaster environmental assessments. To do so, a working group of partners including USAID, UNHCR, the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) as well as other member states and civil society organizations will be mobilized. Specifically, the project seeks to support coordination at pre- and post disaster or conflict entry points in the humanitarian response framework. Coordinating both humanitarian and environmental actors can ensure the perennity of response activities into a more resilient reconstruction phase. Additionally, through better dissemination of tools and resources the project will support efficient consideration of environment and climate knowledge in humanitarian assistance, including through an update of the Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) tool and its accessibility online.
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