Environmental Emergencies: Training

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit organizes environmental-emergencies training for international responders, as well as training to strengthen the preparedness capacity of environmental experts from national agencies and the private sector for international emergency deployments. This strengthens the international response capacity for environmental emergencies and ensures an integrated effort in the field.

Through the Environmental Emergency Centre (EEC), which is hosted by the JEU, thematic trainings have been developed on various aspects of the preparedness-and-response stages of an environmental emergency. The online training modules are free of charge, and OCHA encourages anyone interested in the topic to test their knowledge and strengthen their capacity to prepare and respond. 
 
To request or participate in a training, national focal points should contact:
 
Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit
OCHA Emergency Services Branch
Palais des Nations, Office D-114
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
 
E-mail: ochaunep@un.org
 
Resources
Environmental Emergency Training for International Responders
Trainings available on the Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC)
2013 Trainings
2012 Trainings