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Responding to Environmental Emergencies

The Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC) is a one-stop-shop of information relevant to the preparedness, prevention and response stages of an environmental emergency. EEC strengthens the preparedness capacities of responders and humanitarians, allowing users to build on their own mechanisms and to draw on the resources and services of EEC partners. The Environmental Emergencies Centre is hosted by the UNEP/OCHA Joint  Environment Unit (JEU).



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COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere “tinkering” with past agreements and pledges. The Conference, which opened…

Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action. The EHA network seeks to mitigate environmental impacts during humanitarian response and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming. Network members jointly work to advance…

The Bahamas: Rapid assessment of acute environmental risks after Hurricane Dorian

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas on 1 September 2019, leaving a trail of devastation behind. A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, embedding environmental expertise, was dispatched to support the government-led response. The full environmental mission report is accessible here. This…

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations

The report presents the results of a September 2019 environmental scoping mission by the UN Environment Programme / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is located in the West Nile Area of Uganda, and is home to over 270,000…

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