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How do the Climate Crisis and Conflicts Bind Humanitarians and Environmentalists?

This article by Wim Zwijnenburg (PAX for Peace) reflects on the growing interest and visibility of the environment during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW) in Geneva and stresses the need to address environmental issues in humanitarian response. Photo: Oil slick in the… Read More

Myanmar – NEAT+ Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations, October 2019

This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission using the Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) by the UNEP / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to Hpa An Township, Kayin State in Southeast Myanmar. Download the NEAT+ Myanmar Environmental Scoping… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Joint Initiative On Sustainable Humanitarian Assistance Packaging Waste Management

As the demand for humanitarian assistance grows, so does the need for more sustainable packaging solutions. Plastic waste in Haiti. Photo credit: UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit The Joint Initiative for Sustainable Humanitarian Packaging Waste Management is a unique collective that convenes humanitarian actors from the UN system, NGOs, bilateral and… Read More

Technical mission to assess the pollution of Río la Pasión, Guatemala 2015

The Environmental Experts’ Hub (EEHub)

The Environmental Experts Hub (EEHub) provides practical guidance to experts deploying for environmental emergency preparedness and response missions through the UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit (JEU). On this page, you will find all the necessary information, guidance, tools and training materials in preparation for… Read More

Joint Initiative News Bulletins

The Joint Initiative is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of crises and improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian aid. The initiative aims to improve coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors with particular focus… Read More

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