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Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA)

Initiatives

The Rapid Environmental Assessment Tool (REA) is a methodology for rapidly assessing and analyzing the environmental context of a particular crisis or disaster. When applied, it enables strategic and efficient response planning to mitigate identified priority environmental risks. The Rapid Environmental Assessment process has been successfully applied in numerous…

NEAT+ tool Piloting in Zambia

Initiatives

The Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (NEAT+) is a tool developed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit which allows humanitarian practitioners implementing projects in crisis settings to quickly gain an overview of the environmental risks associated with their activities. NEAT+ combines information on available environmental sensitivities with site-specific data, allowing…

Join EHA, the tool connecting Environment and Humanitarian Action

Initiatives

The Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) Network was established in 2013 with the objective to mainstream environmental considerations in humanitarian action. The EHA network seeks to mitigate environmental impacts during humanitarian response and to promote environmentally responsible humanitarian programming. Network members jointly work to advance…

Joint Initiative News Bulletins

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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…

Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter 2018

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The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC website right to their inbox. The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the EEC online modules, recommended readings as well as useful links. The newsletter also provides…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

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The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an official day declared by the UN General Assembly to highlight the environmental degradation brought about by armed conflict. To celebrate this important milestone, this publication details the work being conducted by UN…

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia

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This broadcast by Voces Unidas features the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit during a deployment mission in Colombia to address a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam. During the Spring of 2018, heavy rains in Colombia led to a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam, still under construction.

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