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.
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