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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.

Case Study,Guideline

Scaling Up Disaster Risk Reduction In Humanitarian Action: Recommendations for the Humanitarian Programme Cycle

  The guidance document “Scaling up disaster risk reduction in humanitarian action: Recommendations for the Humanitarian Programme Cycle” seeks to support operationalization of humanitarian- development-peace collaboration through scaling up Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The document draws on existing experience of mainstreaming DRR in humanitarian action, identifying entry points, good practices…

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Case Study

No Plan B: The Importance of Environmental Considerations in Humanitarian Contexts

Humanitarians understand the importance and urgency of the environmental agenda, and they have a clear desire to incorporate environmental considerations into their work. However, their endeavours are hindered  by multiple challenges. This study, conducted for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) by a consultancy team from the London…

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Communication Material

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Environmental Emergencies Centre Online Learning Factsheet

This factsheet provides an overview of the five different eLearning modules on the environmental dimensions of disaster prevention, preparedness and response, hosted by the Environmental Emergencies Learning Centre. The courses aim to minimize the human and environmental harm caused by environmental emergencies through strengthened skills and knowledge. The five…

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Communication Material

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Environmental Emergencies Centre Factsheet

This factsheet provides an overview of the Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC), an online tool designed to strengthen the capacities of national responders and humanitarians to respond to environmental dimensions of emergencies. The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) acts as the custodian of the site. The EEC was established…

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Gender, Climate & Security Report 2020

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) have conducted a study on Gender, Climate and Security. The report looks at Climate Change as the ultimate “threat multiplier”‘;…

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Case Study

Remote Sensing for Risk Analyses in Fragile Contexts

This study, conducted in 2020, sheds light on a variety of potentials and pitfalls of remote sensing for disaster risk analyses in fragile contexts. This topic gains importance in light of the need to formulate more systemic and better-integrated approaches to risk-informed development. Evidence-based policy recommendations encourage organizational learning and…

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Case Study

Evaluating Climate Vulnerability in Humanitarian Hotspots

This study, conducted in 2019, focuses on the definition of climate vulnerability with operational and political perspectives and delivers guidelines for assessing climate vulnerability in long-term crises, such as in conflict-affected countries and recurrent disaster-prone areas. The research draws on an extensive academic literature review in the fields of biology, political…

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Communication Material

Asbestos and Humanitarian Response – A Life-Threatening Humanitarian Challenge

This summary summarizes the session from the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week on Asbestos and Humanitarian response, from February 2020. Core questions posed in the session included (1) what the immediate actions, which can be taken to reduce the asbestos risks in post-disaster operations, and (2) What the long-term…

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Clusters and COVID-19 page

Browse through the COVID-19-Cluster’s page to find the latest updates and relevant information about how the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 impacts clusters. Find links to the general global updates on COVID-19, guidelines linked to the clusters, protection guidelines, webinars, among others. The page includes links to clusters such as Camp Coordination…

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Environment in COVID-19 humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Latin America and Caribbean Office have developed a policy paper setting out the response services that UNEP can offer in the region. Both through continuing support to ongoing emergencies and response to new requests for support from governments and other UN agencies, UNEP will focus support…

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Scoping review on Environmental Footprint of humanitarian assistance for DG ECHO

This study, conducted in 2020 by Groupe URD on behalf of DG ECHO, analyses the environmental footprint of humanitarian assistance. The report looks into both operational and programmatic approaches of areas spanning the greening of offices through to what type of seeds to distribute in livelihood programmes. The…

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Environmental Checklist for Shelter Response

The Environmental Checklist & Guidance for Shelter Response in Vanuatu was produced to fill the knowledge gap of the Vanuatu Shelter Cluster highlighted during past responses. The Checklist and associated Guidance Notes (in Annexes)…

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