EEC Learning Centre

Discover a series of online learning modules developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit and partners on a range of environmental emergency preparedness and response topics.

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Responding to Environmental Emergencies

The Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC) is a one-stop-shop of information relevant to the preparedness, prevention and response stages of an environmental emergency. EEC strengthens the preparedness capacities of responders and humanitarians, allowing users to build on their own mechanisms and to draw on the resources and services of EEC partners.

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NEAT+ tool Piloting in Zambia

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) is a tool developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit which allows humanitarian practitioners implementing projects in crisis settings to quickly gain an overview of the environmental risks associated with their activities. NEAT+ combines information on available environmental sensitivities with site-specific data, allowing…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere “tinkering” with past agreements and pledges. The Conference, which opened…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil

On November 5th, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, spilling liquid waste into the town of Bento Rodrigues. Nine people were killed and thousands have been affected. Bento Rodrigues is located in southeastern Brazil, with a population of 620. The town hosts an iron ore…

Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action. The EHA network seeks to mitigate environmental impacts during humanitarian response and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming. Network members jointly work to advance…

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