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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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