Event:

Environmental emergencies: strengthening the multilateral humanitarian and environmental response [WP1093]

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This meeting aimed to help policy makers strengthen governance structures, and to prepare the international environmental community for Rio+20. Discussions looked at lessons learnt from countries affected by environmental emergencies (for example the volcano in Chile, the chemical spill in Hungary and the floods in Pakistan); the role of the private sector, environmental and humanitarian NGOs and UN member states in strengthening international response; and the long term options for response and preparedness in environmental emergencies. The conference drew leaders from the private sector, United Nations, NGOs, Regional Organisations, and national governments to contribute to the round-table discussions.


I think you can be proud to have been the catalysts of some major shifts in the diverse and dynamic field of environmental emergencies.

Rene Nijenhuis, Programme Officer, Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Date:
Mon 12 - Thu 15 September, 2011
Venue:

Glion sur Montreux

Event no:
WP1093
Themes:
Sustainable development and the environment
Tags:
disaster prevention, environment, humanitarian relief

Published outputs

Programme

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Report

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Contacts

Robin Hart: Programme Director

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