The Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC) is an online preparedness tool designed to enable an effective response to the environmental dimensions of emergencies The The EEC provides users with a one-stop-shop of information, tools, trainings and guidance and is targeted to Member States, international organizations, civil society, academia and private sector who want to learn more about preparedness for, and response to, environmental emergencies. The EEC was developed at the initiative of the Strategic Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (SAGEE). The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) acts as the custodian of the EEC.

These Terms and Conditions provide information about the use of the Website, with address and its use. By using this Website, you agree to accept all terms and conditions written in here. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for complete information on what personal data we collect and how we process and disclose it.

Ownership and liability of content
The EEC content is intended as guidance material only, and is not to be regarded as binding international regulation or legislation. EEC guidance does not reflect nor replace or supersede national, regional or international legislation, regulations or policies. Neither the UN nor any of its agencies or employees make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or any third party’s use or the results of such use of any information. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the UN or any agency thereof or its contractors or consultants.

All EEC Content is composed of articles, resources, trainings and media. The Content has been written and reviewed by JEU as well as dedicated content writers from the EEC partner organizations and networks for public domain use. Any external resources provide References and notes to original content have been provided where possible. If you see a piece of unattributed content and you would like to ask for a reference, please email:

If you wish to use any of the Content written for public domain use, please provide a reference to the EEC website. This Content has not been made available for any commercial use, commercial distribution or for private licensing.

Privacy Policy
When you use the EEC, we collect information about you and your session. In accordance with European regulations GDPR, here we explain how this information is collected and how it may be used.  

Use of Cookies
Cookies are small files which may be automatically stored on your device’s hard drive when your Web browser accesses a specific Web page. On the EEC, we use several cookies including first and third party cookies to offer you the best possible experience. These cookies are safe and don’t store any personal information by which users can be identified.

Cookies are stored in the user computer and can be deleted at any time by going to your browser settings. Cookies expire and are automatically deleted after the user session ends or up to a maximum of 24 months. At the beginning of each session, the EEC will ask users to allow cookies and obtain consent about these terms.

The EEC also uses third party tracking tools such as Google Analytics to track visits and site engagement. These tools use third party cookies which are anonymized and don’t contain any personal identifiable information.

When a user has registered and is logged in, the EEC will use cookies to save their preferences such as password and training content, or to offer personalised content based on previous visits to the site.

Personal Data
When you register for an account on the EEC Learning Centre in order to access the platform, we collect personal data and you agree to provide the following information:

Your personal data will be collected, processed, and used by the EEC. In accordance with European regulations GDPR we store your data on secure servers and have procedures in place to ensure personal data is protected, including encryption and other techniques.

We use your personal information to allow you to access your account, where you can access five online courses, including updated versions of the Beyond Response and FEAT online courses, start and resume a course where you left it at any time, engage with other users to discuss common areas of interest and print your completion certificates.

When you create an account with the EEC a strong and secure password is recommended. It is your responsibility to ensure you choose a secure password when setting up an Account. Your data is not shared or distributed to any third party unless required by law.

Information gathered will be used for statistical purposes only.

Data Controller
The data controller for our site is JEU (Head of the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit). We are responsible for deciding how and why we hold and use your personal data. If you would like to contact us for information regarding how we use your data, please email 

We will store your data on secure servers for a maximum of 2 years. If we have asked for your permission to process your personal data and we have no other lawful ground to continue with that processing and you withdraw your permission, we will delete your personal data.

Privacy and personal data
In order to provide access to this site, we need to collect and store personal information about you. We collect the data that you provide when creating an account on EEC Learning Centre, such as name and email. We also collect data about your activity on the site, including any contributions that you make.

By accessing this site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on United Nations servers. These will not specifically identify the User.

The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. The United Nations, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.

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