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

Terms of Reference (ToR) Geohazards Expert

This document describes the required background and key responsibilities of experts deployed by the JEU during emergency response missions.

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Case Study

American Security Project: Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery

This article provided by the American Security Project summarizes the key outcomes of the Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery event.

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Guideline

OECD Synthesis Report: Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change

The report summarizing the OECD session on "Facilities Handling Hazardous Substances with Ownership Change".

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Policy Document

UNHCR Report: Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change

A UNHCR report providing guidance and information regarding planned relocation in relation to disasters and climate change, with the aim to consolidate good practices and preparing for the future.

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Case Study

UN Environment – Côte d’Ivoire: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

A post-conflict environmental assessment of C̫te d۪Ivoire, describing the conditions of the environmental sectors that have been impacted.

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Report / Study

UNHCR, The Environment & Climate Change Report

A UNHCR publication covering topics such as the impacts of climate change on displacement, climate change, armed conflict as well as the role and challenges of the work of UNHCR.

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Guideline

INSARAG Guidelines for Urban Search and Rescue Teams (USAR)

Guidelines made in 2015 by the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) to ensure better coordination during earthquake responses.

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Guideline

UN Environment: APELL Handbook (second edition)

The Second Edition of the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) Handbook.

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Report / Study

Heat, Light and Power for Refugee – Saving Lives, Reducing Costs

Chatham House Report for the Moving Energy Initiative.

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Mission Report

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) – Environmental Assessment of River Contamination in Guatemala

A summary mission report of the technical support provided to assess the river contamination in the La Pasion River of Guatemala in 2015.

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Tool

UN Environment & ISWA – Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

A practical introduction to environmentally sound mercury waste storage and disposal.

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Communication Material

Environmental Emergencies Centre Website Infographic (2015)

Infographic presenting the Environmental Emergencies Centre's usage statistics from 2015.

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