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.

Report / Study

NRC: The Ecological Impact of Refugee/Returnee Programmes

An Norwegian Refugee Council evaluation report on the ecological impacts of refugee programs and actions taken to mitigate such impacts.

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Mission Report

OCHA – Flash Appeal for Response to Nepal Earthquake

A report on the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, creating large scale damage and a high number of casualties.

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Guideline

OCHA – Guidelines for Developing a National Environmental Contingency Plan

Guidelines for the development of a national environmental contingency plan provided by UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU).

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Report / Study

OCHA – Linking Humanitarian and Nuclear Response Systems

A case study provided by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the linkage between Humanitarian and Nuclear Response Systems.

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Report / Study

OCHA – Myanmar Initial Flood Response Plan; August to December 2015

The 2015 Myanmar's Initial Flood Response Plan by OCHA, which called for $75.5 million to cover the needs of over 580,000 people in six regions that were affected by floods in summer of 2015.

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Policy Document

OCHA: Climate Change and Humanitarian Action: Emerging Trends and Challenges

OCHA Occasional Policy Brief on climate change and humanitarian action…

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Policy Document

OCHA: Understanding the Climate-Conflict Nexus from a Humanitarian Perspective

This occasional policy paper aims to improve the humanitarian sector’s understanding of the nexus between climate change and violent conflict.

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Report / Study

OECD Environmental Country Reviews

A collection of OECD's environmental country reviews…

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Guideline

OECD Report: Guidance on Change of Ownership in Hazardous Facilities

A concise document providing a framework to assist stakeholders to identify, understand and minimise the risks before, during and after a change of ownership at a hazardous facility.

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Policy Document

OECD research paper – Ageing of Hazardous Installations

A OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents (WGCA) report on the risks and challenges related to the ageing of hazardous installations.

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Guideline

OECD Synthesis Report: Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change

The report summarizing the OECD session on "Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change".

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Guideline

On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) Guidelines

The On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) is a rapid response tool that provides a platform for the coordination of international response activities in a sudden onset emergency. The guidelines provide details on the set-up of an OSOCC and an associated environmental emergency cell.

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