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

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – Environmental Emergency Contingency Planning

This study requested by the AGEE considers ways to improve the international framework for environmental emergency response and preparedness.

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Communication Material

Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE) – 2013 Participants Book

A participants book from the AGEE Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland between the 15-17 of May in 2013.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit Mission Report – 2013 Comoros Floods

Mission report detailing the response to the flooding emergency in Comoros following torrential rains.

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Mission Report

Joint Assessment Report – Oil Spill in Estancia following Typhoon Haiyan

Mission report from response to the oil spill resulting from Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Estancia, Iloilo Province, Western Visayas, Philippines.

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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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Tool

INFORM – Global Open-Source Index for Risk Management

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response.

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Report / Study

The Quantification of Low-Probability / High-Consequences Events: Part I

A study presenting a novel, generic, multi-risk framework based on the sequential Monte Carlo Method (MCM) to allow for a straightforward and flexible implementation of hazard interactions, which may occur in a complex system.

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Mission Report

Gold Ridge Tailings Storage Facility Assessment – Solomon Islands 2014

A mission report covering the technical scoping mission jointly conducted through the UNDAC system and the JEU, regarding a dam stability assessment in the Solomon Islands.

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Guideline

Small Arms Survey Handbook – Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS)

The Small Arms Survey Handbook is a reference and training tool providing contextual information on Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS).

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Mission Report

UNDAC Landslide Advisory Visit in Serbia – June 2014

A mission report by the British Geological Survey covering the Cyclone Tamara, which hit northern-central Serbia between 13-18 May in 2014.

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Communication Material

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit – Environmental Emergency Risk Index (EERI) Fact Sheet

This fact sheet presents the Environmental Emergency Risk Index (EERI) created by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit.

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Tool

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Environment Marker

A tool enabling each humanitarian project to identify its potential impact on the local environment, providing guidance on how to address it in a manner which is tailored to the specific country.

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