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

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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?

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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…

The Story Behind The EEC Logo

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The Environmental Emergencies Centre is a knowledge hub for experts working in the environmental and humanitarian fields. The Centre invites representatives from governments, communities, international organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations to strengthen their knowledge and skills for preparing and respondign to environmental emergencies. The website offers guidance, training,…

Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter 2018

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The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC website right to their inbox. The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the EEC online modules, recommended readings as well as useful links. The newsletter also provides…

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia

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This broadcast by Voces Unidas features the UNEP/OCHA…

IPS – When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

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The article by the Inter Press Service (IPS) highlights…

UNEP Story – Curbing Pollution from extractive industries

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This article by UN Environment details the adverse effects of…

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