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The Environmental Experts’ Hub (EEHub)

Initiatives

The Environmental Experts Hub (EEHub) provides practical guidance to experts deploying for environmental emergency preparedness and response missions through the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit (JEU). On this page, you will find all the necessary information, guidance, tools and training materials in preparation for…

Colombia – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, November 2019

Mission Report

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission using the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) by the UNEP / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the Integrated Assistance Centre (Centro de Atención Integral, or CAI) in Maicao, northeastern Colombia.

UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention celebrates 20 years of pan-‎European cooperation to strengthen prevention, preparedness and ‎response ‎

News

Prevention, preparedness and response are key pillars of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents which will celebrate its 20th anniversary of entry into force on 19 April 2020. The Convention was negotiated in response to the 1986 Sandoz chemical spill, which put Switzerland…

How do the Climate Crisis and Conflicts Bind Humanitarians and Environmentalists?

News

This article by Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX for Peace) reflects on the growing interest and visibility of the environment during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW) in Geneva and stresses the need to address environmental issues in humanitarian response. Photo: Oil slick in the…

Myanmar – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, October 2019

Mission Report

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission…

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

Mission Report

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The…

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

Initiatives

The report presents the results of a September 2019…

Scoping for Humanitarian Packaging Waste Environmental Assessment

Initiatives

This scoping mission led by USAID in collaboration with…

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