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UNEP Story: Tackling a hurricane’s trail of waste

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This article by UN Environment provides a first-hand account of the challenges facing Dominica following a series of hurricanes which struck the region in December 2017. Dan Stothart, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer for UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean, flew to Carribean following the emergency. This story provides…

Joint #Envconflictday Statement: Protecting the Environment, Protecting People

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On 6 November 2017, 31 NGOs and 12 experts joined forces and used the United Nations’ International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict as an opportunity to advocate for greater progress in efforts to protect people and the environment from the impact of…

Opinion: As Communities Rebuild After Disaster, We Must Keep Nature In Mind

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This opinion piece by Ensia Voices describes the importance of integrating environmental concerns into rebuilding efforts following natural disasters. In her opinion piece on the environment and disasters, featured in the Ensia Voices section, Anita Van Breda writes about how protecting the environment needs to be a priority when…

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster

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Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still has an important impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. However, communities have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future. In light of the anniversary, a conference was held to highlight…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management

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In March 2016, a three-day workshop on the topic of “disaster waste management generated during typhoons, earthquakes and conflicts” was organised by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. The MSB stand-by roster personnel was the main target audience. Sweden experts shared experience in regards to disaster waste…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

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In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered a three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil

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On 5 November 2015, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, spilling liquid waste into the town of Bento Rodrigues. Nine people were killed and thousands have been affected. Bento Rodrigues is located in southeastern Brazil, with a population of 620. The town hosts an iron…

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