EECentre

Browse our library of resources and tools for environmental emergency prevention, preparedness and response. Find links to reports, policy documents, tools, guidance documents and communication materials.

Mission Report

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

This report provides an overview of the response to the environmental impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas on 1 September 2019, leaving a trail of devastation behind. The full report is accessible here. This report is divided into three parts,…

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Guideline

Guidelines for Environmental Assessment Following Chemical Emergencies

Guidance document by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit to assist the disseminating of information amongst the international community and identifying the exact type of international assistance required.

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Policy Document

Scoping Study: Coordinated Assessment for Environmental and Humanitarian Action

Throughout the humanitarian programme cycle of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, a range of guidelines, manuals, toolkits and mechanisms have been developed to support the decision-making assessment process. However, no single mechanism or tool is comprehensive or accepted as standard operating procedure. Furthermore, the extent to which environmental assessments are…

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Policy Document

Terms of Reference: Working Group on Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

This document details the objectives of the Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action, which has been set up as part of the Joint Initiative project. 

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – Response Activities Factsheet

This factsheet describes the emergency response services undertaken by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit following assistance requests by Member States.

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – IKI Project Factsheet

This factsheet describes the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit's role in the IKI project, an inter-agency project aiming to strengthen climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities.

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – FEAT Factsheet

This factsheet describes the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT), a tool developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) to help humanitarians assess the impacts of chemical accidents. 

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – Disaster Waste Management Factsheet

This factsheet describes the supporting role the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) undertakes during disaster waste management activities. 

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Factsheet

Factsheet summarizing the work conducted by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit in its role to coordinate expertise for environmental emergencies and integrating environment in humanitarian action.

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Policy Document

Terms of Reference (ToR) Sampling and Analysis Expert

The Terms of Reference for Sampling and Analysis Experts describe the key responsibilities and the specific background and skills of experts deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit during emergency response missions.

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Policy Document

Environmental Peacebuilding Association – Website

The new Environmental Peacebuilding Association brings together researchers, practitioners and decision-makers to share experiences and lessons learned from managing natural resources in conflict-affected settings.

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Tool

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+)

A rapid environmental screening tool for humanitarian contexts, which allows humanitarian actors to quickly identify issues of environmental concern before designing longer term emergency or recovery interventions.

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