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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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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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Our Planet May 2015 – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Our Planet May 2015 – Healthy Planet, Healthy People

“Perhaps nowhere is the importance of a well-managed environment as clear as in human health”, write Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Margaret Chan, Director-General …


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Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) Missions in 2014

Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) Missions in 2014

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU).

JEU combines UNEP’s …

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The Debate: Climate Change Endangers Security; Can the Military Help Humanity Respond?

The Debate: Climate Change Endangers Security; Can the Military Help Humanity Respond?

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The growing threat of climate-related disasters creates new risks to human and environmental security. It constitutes both an accelerant of instability and a threat multiplier. As …


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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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Addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) Risk Management

Addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) Risk Management

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An addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to …


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