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Environment in Humanitarian Action: What Donors Need to Know

The Environment and Humanitarian Action Network’s donor tip sheet is a resource to guide donors on how to have an impact, from influencing policy proposals and projects to engaging with the issue on a personal level. It outlines the principles of Environment in Humanitarian Action, an explanation of… Read More

Energypedia

Energypedia is a wiki platform for collaborative knowledge exchange on renewable energy, energy access, and energy efficiency topics in developing countries. The wiki platform is working towards removing the knowledge barriers and expanding the diffusion of information addressing the topics renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable energy access for all. Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Response Activities Factsheet

This factsheet describes the emergency response services undertaken by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit following assistance requests by Member States. Read More

The Knowledge Platform on Gender, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace

The Knowledge Platform on Gender, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace is provided by the Joint Programme of UN Environment, UN Women, the UN Development Programme and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. The platform brings together practitioners, researchers, policymakers and other actors to share resources on programming and research. Read More

TOR – Working Group on Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

The Working Group aims to improve the quality of humanitarian analysis by ensuring that environmental factors and data, including those related to climate change, are included at an early stage through a collaborative effort. Specific focus is directed towards strengthening the involvement of environmental actors in remote analysis in support of humanitarian action. Read More

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+)

A rapid environmental screening tool for humanitarian contexts, which allows humanitarian actors to quickly identify issues of environmental concern before designing longer term emergency or recovery interventions. Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Disaster Waste Management Factsheet

This factsheet describes the supporting role the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) undertakes during disaster waste management activities. Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – FEAT Factsheet

This factsheet describes the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT), a tool developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) to help humanitarians assess the impacts of chemical accidents. Read More

Model Approach to Environmental and Social Standards in UN Programming

Robust social and environmental standards and related accountability mechanisms are increasingly applied as best practice in a broad range of international programming and investments for sustainable development. In practical terms such standards aim to ensure that development and humanitarian actors are held to the principles they proclaim, Read More

Guidelines for Environmental Assessment Following Chemical Emergencies

Guidance document by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit to assist the disseminating of information amongst the international community and identifying the exact type of international assistance required. Read More

Terms of Reference: Working Group on Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

This document details the objectives of the Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action, which has been set up as part of the Joint Initiative project. Read More

Scoping Study: Coordinated Assessment for Environmental and Humanitarian Action

This scoping report provides a situational analysis, outlining the challenges and providing draft recommendations regarding the use of environmental assessment tools, with focus on the Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters (REA)." Read More

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