Resources

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.

Guideline

UN Environment: Quick guides on how humanitarian action can minimize environmental impacts

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.

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Guideline

UN Environment: Natural Resources and Conflict – A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise.

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Report / Study

UN Environment, Environment and Disaster Risk: Emerging Perspectives

This discussion paper by UN Environment addresses the complexity of risk between environment and human societies.

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Case Study

UN Environment Technical Note – Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL

A technical note from a rapid scoping mission assessing the environmental issues in areas retaken from ISIL in Iraq.

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Guideline

UN Environment Resource Centre – WASH

A collection of different resources on WASH and environment…

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Training Material

UN Environment Resource Centre – Humanitarian Action and Environment

A collection of resources on mainstreaming the environment into humanitarian action…

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Mission Report

UN Environment OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2005 China Petrochemical plant explosion

This mission report describes the activities of environmental experts deployed in Jilin, China, following an explosion at a petrochemical plant.

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Tool

UN Environment & ISWA – Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

A practical introduction to environmentally sound mercury waste storage and disposal.

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Case Study

UN Environment – Our Planet: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

A joint editorial from the UN Environment magazine "Our Planet: Healthy Planet, Healthy People"…

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Guideline

UN Environment – Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

Guidance document produced by UN Environment Programme for stakeholders mediating conflicts and disputes over natural resources.

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Case Study

UN Environment – Côte d’Ivoire: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

A post-conflict environmental assessment of C̫te d۪Ivoire, describing the conditions of the environmental sectors that have been impacted.

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Case Study

UN Environment – Case Study of the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp; Tanzania

A collaborative study on the true cost of using traditional fuels in a humanitarian setting, using a case study of the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.

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