Archives for Preparedness

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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Environment and Humanitarian Action Study

The Environment and Humanitarian Action Study examines the current state of the integration of environmental concerns into humanitarian operations, and recommends collective action to improve the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of humanitarian action.

Ensuring that environmental considerations are taken into …


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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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The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

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The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super …


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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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