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Green Star Awards Winners 2017

Events

Green Star Awards for Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response to Environmental Emergencies The 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 (GSA) event is to recognize…

The Joint Initiative – the Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action

Initiatives

A Joint Initiative to improve engagement and coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors The Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action – The Joint Initiative – is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of…

JEU & MSB Workshop – Call for action for better disaster waste management

Events

This workshop hosted by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit and MSB called for greater action regarding disaster waste management. Disaster waste presents a major impediment to rescue operations and the delivery of humanitarian aid. It poses a risk not only to the health and safety of humans, but also to the…

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016

Initiatives

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 missions in 2016, providing support and expertise on environmental emergency assessments, and conducting training that delivers knowledge and understanding of effective response to environmental emergencies. JEU also provided technical experts with specialized skills to UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)…

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

News

Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management

News

In March 2016, a three-day workshop on the topic…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

News

In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered…

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