“Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery”

“Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery”

By EEC on 14 Jul 2014

Learning from Post-Conflict Disaster Response Experience

“In many developing countries, the rate of industrial growth has outpaced the government’s ability to cope with disaster…This trend, along with continuing land degradation, climate change and increasing use of chemicals, is putting more and more people at risk”
UNEP/OCHA
“When environmental and natural disasters strike, the first step is to save lives. Environmental concerns often arise long after the immediate chaos, often when unsustainable recovery practices have already been enacted. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) joined forces in 1993 to respond specifically to environmental disasters through the Environment Unit. The Environment Unit works to prevent duplicate responses and optimize their efficiency.” …. Read the full article
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