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

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is the intergovernmental treaty providing the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention targets local and national actions as well as international cooperation as key factors in achieving global sustainable development. The Convention is currently ratified by 169… Read More

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