The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network is an informal network aiming to avoid, minimize, or mitigate environmental impacts of humanitarian action and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming through collaboration and cooperation. It holds bi-monthly teleconferences and one annual face-to-face meeting. If you are interested to learn more or to join the network, please contact the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit.
Since 1988, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has been leading the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) programme, initiated in response to a number of chemical accidents that resulted in deaths and injuries, environmental damage, and extensive economic impacts in the surrounding communities. The APELL programme improves the community level emergency preparedness efforts, and supports governments and communities initiatives, in particular in developing countries, to minimize the occurrence and harmful effects of technological hazards and environmental emergencies.
APELL has been introduced in more than 30 countries, resulting in long-standing local level partnerships and has led to successful multi-stakeholder preparedness efforts.
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