Global Webinar Series: Environment and Emergencies in the face of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has only been the latest, very powerful wakeup call on the links between environment ans emergencies. Disasters, crises and the environment are intrinsically interconncted. Therefore, a key element of emergency response is the rapid identification and mitigation of environmental risks. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have been partners for the past 25 years, supporting countries in strengthening their capacities to respond to the environmental dimensions of disasters and complex emergencies.

Join them for a series of webinars on readiness for and response to the environmental dimensions of emergencies, with a special focus on managing these challenges in the face of COVID-19.

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Programme

29 July-Environment and emergencies. Watch here

19 August- Environmental coordination in emergencies

23 September- Crisis waste management

14 October- Preparing for and responding to chemical risks

25 November- Enhancing the sustainability of humanitarian action

16 December- What have we learnt from past emergencies and future outlook
 

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