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

CARE International – Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters Guidelines

These guidelines provide information on the Rapid Environmental Assessment tool, which is designed to identify, define, and prioritize potential environmental impacts in disaster situations…

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2005 Peru Forest Fires

This mission report describes the fire assessment conducted by an expert following a response mission by the Global Fire Monitoring Center in Peru.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2005 Guatemala Hurricane Stan & Landslides

This mission report describes the Rapid Environmental Assessment of experts deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint unit following flooding and landslides in Guatemala.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2005 Pakistan Earthquake

This mission report describes the rapid environmental assessment conducted by experts deployed to Pakistan following an earthquake in 2005.

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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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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2006 Indonesia Earthquake

This mission report describes the Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) conducted by an expert deployed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2006 Indonesia Mud Volcano Eruption

This mission report describes the findings of a team deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit to identify the risks associated with the potential eruption of the Mt. Merapi volcano.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2006 Lebanon Oil Spill

This mission report describes the activities of the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit in Lebanon during hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2006 Cote d’Ivoire Toxic Waste dump

This mission report describes the findings of a team deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit to identify hazardous chemical dumping sites in C̫te d'Ivoire.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2007 Madagascar Cyclone Indiala

This mission report describes the Hazard Identification (HIT) tool developed by experts during their deployment to Madagascar as a response to Cyclone Indiala.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2007 Mongolia Water Pollution

This mission report describes the findings of two experts deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) in Mongolia following a sodium cyanide chemical spill.

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Policy Document

The Rosersberg Initiative (Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies)

The Rosersberg initiative, created by the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies, aims to improve the international environmental emergency response system.

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