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Motivation On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This global crisis has  been a very powerful reminder of the links between environment and emergencies. Disasters, crises and the environment are intrinsically interconnected. Therefore, a key element of emergency response is the rapid identification and mitigation of…

Green Star Awards Winners 2017

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Green Star Awards for Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response to Environmental Emergencies The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) event is to recognize…

JEU & MSB Workshop – Call for action for better disaster waste management

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This workshop hosted by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit and MSB called for greater action regarding disaster waste management. Disaster waste presents a major impediment to rescue operations and the delivery of humanitarian aid. It poses a risk not only to the health and safety of humans, but also to the…

Green Star Award Winners 2015

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The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) event is to recognize outstanding individuals or organisations that have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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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…

EU TWIST Exercise – Featuring the FEAT Tool

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The EU TWIST (Tidal Wave in Southern Tyrrhenian Sea) was an exercise held by the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism which featured the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool+ (FEAT+) methodology. The exercise was held in Salerno, Italy from 24-27 October in 2013. The exercise brought together 24 participants from…

Green Star Awards Winners 2013

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Green Star Awards for Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response to Environmental Emergencies The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Green Cross International. The purpose of the Green Star Awards (GSA) event is to recognize outstanding individuals…

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