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Opinion: As Communities Rebuild After Disaster, We Must Keep Nature In Mind

News

This opinion piece by Ensia Voices describes the importance of integrating environmental concerns into rebuilding efforts following natural disasters. In her opinion piece on the environment and disasters, featured in the Ensia Voices section, Anita Van Breda writes about how protecting the environment needs to be a priority when…

Environment and Emergencies Training (EET) – Slovenia

Initiatives

From 16 to 21 September 2017, Slovenia received an edition of the Environment and Emergencies Training (EET), organized jointly by the United Nations, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), and the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, with financial support of…

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…

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

Initiatives

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 missions in…

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

News

Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl…

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