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Loss Prevention Bulletin (Special Edition) – The Institution of Chemical Engineers


The Conference of the Parties to the UN Economic Commission for Europe Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents opened in Geneva on 3rd December 2014 and ended on December 5th. The start of the meeting coincided with the 30th anniversary of the largest chemical accident in human history,…

EU TWIST Exercise – Featuring the FEAT Tool


The EU TWIST (Tidal Wave in Southern Tyrrhenian Sea) exercise featured the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool+ (FEAT+) methodology was held in Salerno, Italy from 24-27 October in 2013. The exercise brought together 24 participants from Italian Civil Protection in conjunction with the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism. The exercise included…

Green Star Awards Winners – 18 May 2011


The Green Star Awards recognize the achievements of actors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in preventing, mitigating and responding to the environmental impacts of emergencies. The 2011 awards ceremony was held in Bern, Switzerland, on the heels of the ninth meeting of the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies…

Green Star Award Winners – 7 May 2009


The Green Star Awards honour actors who demonstrate outstanding dedication to preventing, preparing for, and responding to the environmental impacts of disasters. The awards are a joint initiative between Green Cross International (GCI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Office for the…

Environmental Emergencies Forum (EEF)


From crisis to opportunity: building resilience by managing environmental risk…

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