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 project managers to understand environmental sensitivities and implement mitigation measures. NEAT+ is based on the commonly used data collection software KoBo Toolbox and provides an automatically generated report in Excel. The tool was developed in response to an identified need for a simple and pragmatic project level environmental screening tool that can be used without initial environmental expertise. NEAT+ supports the mainstreaming of environment in humanitarian response, thereby improving the quality and accountability of humanitarian programming.
Download the tool here.