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UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – Environmental Emergencies Centre Factsheet

This factsheet provides an overview of the Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC), an online tool designed to strengthen the capacities of national responders and humanitarians to respond to environmental dimensions of emergencies. The UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) acts as the custodian of the site. The EEC was established… Read More

Remote Sensing for Risk Analyses in Fragile Contexts

This study, conducted in 2020, sheds light on a variety of potentials and pitfalls of remote sensing for disaster risk analyses in fragile contexts. This topic gains importance in light of the need to formulate more systemic and better-integrated approaches to risk-informed development. Evidence-based policy recommendations encourage organizational learning and… Read More

Evaluating Climate Vulnerability in Humanitarian Hotspots

This study, conducted in 2019, focuses on the definition of climate vulnerability with operational and political perspectives and delivers¬†guidelines for assessing climate vulnerability in long-term crises, such as in conflict-affected countries and recurrent disaster-prone areas. The research draws on an extensive academic literature review in the fields of biology, political… Read More

Scoping review on Environmental Footprint of humanitarian assistance for DG ECHO

This study, conducted in 2020 by Groupe URD on behalf of DG ECHO, analyses the environmental footprint of humanitarian assistance. The report looks into both operational and programmatic approaches of areas spanning the greening of offices through to what type of seeds to distribute in livelihood programmes. The… Read More

Humanitarian Needs Overview – Annex III – Developing an environmentally sensitive HNO

Download the two page annex here. Integrating… Read More

Terms of Reference: Working Group on Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

This document details the objectives of the Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action, which has been set up as part of the Joint Initiative project.  Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit – IKI Project Factsheet

This factsheet describes the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit's role in the IKI project, an inter-agency project aiming to strengthen climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities. Read More

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