Environmental emergencies : learning from multilateral response to disasters
Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit
Geneva : Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, 2009
VI, 89 p. : photogr., graph. ; 19 x 25 cm
This publication, which highlights success stories and lessons learned, intends to raise awareness of the devastation that an environmental emergency can cause, and to promote advocacy and action in response, including the risk reduction perspective. As stated in the foreword by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, it recalls that actions can be taken to prevent environmental emergencies from causing major loss of life and livelihoods, both in the short and long term. It also aims to highlight the strong need to integrate humanitarian and environmental action.