Archives for Sudden onset natural disaster

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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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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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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