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.

Mission Report

Joint Mission Report – Maban Camps, Upper Nile State, South Sudan

This joint mission report formulates a strategy and framework to operationalize the environment as a cross-cutting issue.

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Guideline

Storage of Chemicals – Guidelines for Good Practice (ISSA)

A brochure provided by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) offering practical guidance on where and how chemicals should be kept, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – Rapid Environmental Assessment – Fuel Spill and Fire in Kenya

This mission report covers the deployment of a team undertaking a rapid environmental emergency assessment in the aftermath of a pipeline explosion in Nairobi in 2011.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – Disaster Waste Management Assessment, Ghana

This mission report describes a rapid disaster waste management assessment undertaken by a team of experts following flash flooding in Ghana in 2011.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2011 Argentina Volcano Eruption

This mission report describes the technical cooperation for the assessment of risks and hazards to the population and the environment following a volcano eruption in Chile.

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Policy Document

UNEP Governing Council Decision, session 26 (UNEP/GC.26/15)

This policy document describes the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme, themed around environmental emergency response and preparedness.

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Tool

FACTS Chemical Accident Database (Failures and Accidents Technical Information System)

The FACTS website and knowledge hub is an accident database containing information on more than 25,700 industrial accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials or dangerous goods.

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Mission Report

UNDAC Environmental Assessment Mission – Pakistan Floods

A rapid environmental assessment mission report conducted by UNDAC following the Pakistan Floods in 2010.

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Mission Report,Tool

Environmental Emergencies Book – Learning from multilateral response to disasters

The Environmental Emergencies Book by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit compiles the lessons learnt from fifteen years of multilateral disaster responses.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2010 Nigeria Lead Pollution

This mission report describes the findings of a team deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit following a lead pollution emergency in Nigeria.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2010 Ukraine Dam Stability

A mission report covering the technical scoping conducted through UNDAC and the EC-MIC, regarding a dam stability assessment in Ukraine.

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Tool

APELL Multi-Hazard Training Kit for Local Authorities

APELL multi-hazard training kit for local authorities for community vulnerability reduction, prevention, and preparedness.

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