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This UN Environment graphic overview highlights the links between gender-based violence and environment Read More
These guidelines help people in the field to understand the human rights dimensions of their work in disaster response while giving them practical examples and operational steps about how some of these seemingly abstract concepts may be implemented. Read More
The IASC Guidelines promote a rights-based approach in situations of natural disasters by laying out operational guidelines for humanitarian responders Read More
The Brookings Bern Project on Internal Displacement paper discusses differences and similarities in the protection of people affected by natural disasters and by conflict, delineates some of the obstacles to effective protection, and describes a framework for protection response, the Inter Agency Standing Committee's Operational Guidelines on Human Rights in Natural Disasters. Read More
Women's Environment and Development Organization study on the relationship between Gender and Biodiversity, also relevant for protection cluster Read More
How UNHCR covers Age, Gender and Diversity. Provides valuable follow up information on topics indirectly related to environmental factors. Read More
The Rohingya Humanitarian Crises highlights the close link between protection and environmental factors. The chapter on protection calls for protection planning that takes into account environmental factors. Read More
This study published by Evidence on Demand reviews a selection of materials on the environment and humanitarian interventions, including disasters and conflict. It considers various actors in the field of environment and humanitarian response, as well as existing knowledge development for managing environmental concerns during humanitarian interventions Read More
This study, published by Evidence on Demand provides an overview of the key reasons that environmental and climate change issues are relevant in the context of humanitarian action. Read More
The 'Quick guides' contain key guidance on environmental issues relevant to six sectors of Food Security and Agriculture Sector, Basic Needs Sector, Health Sector, Education Sector, Protection Sector and Livelihood Sector of humanitarian response to population displacement. They underscore the opportunities to minimize negative environmental impacts during humanitarian action. Read More
Sphere recently published a new resource that offers hands-on guidance to practitioners looking to consider environmental issues in their humanitarian programmes. It is the first in a series of thematic sheets that will discuss some of the core issues in humanitarian response.
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To understand what a thematic sheet is and discuss environmental issues for humanitarians more broadly, Sphere talked to the author,Â Amanda George. A humanitarian professional with extensive experience in environmental and sustainability issues and climate change adaptation, she was directly involved in drafting the Sphere Handbook as a thematic expert, engaged through the Swedish Red Cross.
She is currently an international Environment in Humanitarian Action consultant, working closely with the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit.
To read the full interview with Amanda George, click here.
To download the Sphere Environment Thematic Sheet, choose from the four languages below:
English - Thematic Sheet Environment;
French - Thematic Sheet Environment;
Arabic - Thematic Sheet Environment;
Spanish - Thematic Sheet Environment. Read More