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.

Case Study

Korea oil spill: Coordination between UN & the EU Commission in environmental emergencies

This document describes a Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) undertaken by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) following an oil spill in the Republic of Korea.

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Case Study

Environmental action in response to the Peru Earthquake: an example of best practices

This document details the rapid environmental assessment (REA) and lessons learned from the international response to an earthquake in Peru in 2007.

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Guideline

Hazard Identification User Guide tool (HIT)

User guide of the Hazard Identification Tool (HIT), a tool for desk research based identification of potential acute life-threatening environmental hazards.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 Congo Earthquake

This mission report describes the findings of experts deployed to the DRC following earthquakes, where the FEAT tool was applied for the first time in the field.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 Albania Explosion

This mission report describes a deployment by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit and UNDAC following an explosion at a ammunition facility in Albania.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 Myanmar Cyclone Nargis

This mission report describes the deployment by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 The Philippines Spill of pesticides

This mission report describes the finding of a team of experts deployed to the Philippines to assess a pesticides spill following Typhoon Fengshen.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 Zanzibar Power Outage Zanzibar

This mission report describes a deployment by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint unit following a power outage in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2008 Turks and Caicos Islands Tropical storm

This mission report describes the environmental assessment conducted following Hurricane Ike in the Turks and Caicos Islands…

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Training Material

First Triplex Simulation Exercice 2008 Report

This report describes the outcomes of the first TRIPLEX simulation exercise, which field tested the cooperation of key resources by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit.

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Mission Report

Hazard Identification Tool – Samoa Tsunami

This document describes the environmental damages identified through a rapid environmental assessment following a tsunami in Samoa.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – Geohazards Risk Assessment

A geohazards risk assessment report on landslides in Honduras conducted by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit in cooperation with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

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