Archives for Complex Emergency

Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

Natural resources such as land, water, timber, minerals, metals and oil are vitally important sources of livelihoods, income and influence for countries and communities around the globe.

When natural resources are …


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Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters

Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters

The Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters (REA) provide a means to define and prioritize potential environmental impacts in disaster situations.

The Guidelines is composed of five main parts and ten supporting …


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Technical Support to Assessment of River Contamination in the La Pasion River, Guatemala, July 2015

Technical Support to Assessment of River Contamination in the La Pasion River, Guatemala, July 2015

This Summary Mission Report provides main findings and recommendations of the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit experts in the aftermath of the contamination of river La …


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Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Côte d’Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

 The publication is a product of years of work and successful collaboration between UNEP and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire.
UNEP’s analysis spanned a wide range of environmental issues known to have been affected by

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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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Construction and Hazardous Waste Management in Tajikistan

Construction and Hazardous Waste Management in Tajikistan

The report provides an overview of activities to support construction and hazardous waste management in the mining town of Shurob in Sughd province in Tajikistan.

The UN missions to Tajikistan have identified the …


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