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MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems

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The MOOC enhances skills for tackling issues like resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. It will benefit disaster managers, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers. The course is delivered through a series…

Green Star Awards – Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response

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For Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response to Environmental Emergencies. The biennial Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards…

United Nations Environment/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Joint Unit (JEU)

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The United Nations Environment/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Unit, also known as UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU), is housed within OCHA’s Emergency Services Branch in Geneva. Founded in 1994, it helps Member States prepare for and respond to environmental emergencies. It is namely responsible for coordinating…

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