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.

Policy Document

Environment in COVID-19 humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Latin America and Caribbean Office have developed a policy paper setting out the response services that UNEP can offer in the region. Both through continuing support to ongoing emergencies and response to new requests for support from governments and other UN agencies, UNEP will focus support…

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Guideline

Environment in Emergency Response Preparedness

Environment in Emergency Response Preparedness outlines the minimum and advanced environmental preparedness actions that can be taken as part of overall Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP), and follows the Inter-Agency Standing Committee guidance on ERP.

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Training Material

Environment in Humanitarian Action

The course, available in English, French, Spanish and Russian, provides humanitarian actors with information on how to effectively integrate environmental issues into humanitarian response and early recovery strategies.

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Communication Material

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…

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Guideline

Environment Marker Sector Guidance

This guidance accompanies the Environment Marker, and aims at giving specific guidance on mitigation measures for activities in “B”-coded projects (medium environmental impact). It provides additional sector-specific guidance, using the example of Sudan.

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Communication Material

Environment tip sheet emergency shelter – Sudan

Sudan Crisis…

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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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Report / Study

Environmental Best Practice in WASH Operations

This paper describes the main environment-related issues which should be considered and addressed in programs relating to WASH planning and ensuing practices in an emergency operation.

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Environmental Checklist for Shelter Response

The Environmental Checklist & Guidance for Shelter Response in Vanuatu was produced to fill the knowledge gap of the Vanuatu Shelter Cluster highlighted during past responses. The Checklist and associated Guidance Notes (in Annexes) link to the Cluster’s…

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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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Training Material

Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC)

The EEC is a one-stop-shop of information, tools, trainings and guidance to inform a more prepared and effective response to environmental emergencies…

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Communication Material

Environmental Emergencies Centre Website Infographic (2014)

This infographic presents the Environmental Emergencies Centre site analysis and website usage statistics during the year 2014.

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