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Technology and Information Sharing in Disaster Relief

Technology and Information Sharing in Disaster Relief

This paper seeks to examine the extent to which technological advances can enhance inter-organizational information sharing in disaster relief. Our case is the Virtual OSOCC (On-Site Operations Coordination Centre) which is a part …


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Synthesis Report: Special Session on Facilities handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change

Synthesis Report: Special Session on Facilities handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change

The OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents (WGCA) organised a special session on “Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change” in Paris on 23 October 2014. This event …


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Hazardous Waste in Humanitarian Crises

Hazardous Waste in Humanitarian Crises

This report, commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Emergency Preparedness and Environment Section (EPES) in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), was completed by three researchers from …


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Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Towards enhancing fire management and wildfire preparedness capacities

Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Towards enhancing fire management and wildfire preparedness capacities

The state of vegetation fire science provides rationale for the way to address and empower society to deal with increasing wildfire threats and the responsible use of …


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Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Country-Level Study

Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Country-Level Study

The Nepal Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian …


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