AUTHOR: Global Shelter Cluster
LAST UPDATED: frequent periodic updates
TYPE OF TOOL: Guidelines
KEYWORDS: humanitarian action, environmental management, Shelter Cluster, guidelines, shelter, impact assessment, restoration
FORMAT: Downloadable Word document, 48 pages
https://www.sheltercluster.org/Pages/default.aspx (shelter cluster)
ABOUT THE TOOL: “This Emergency Shelter Environmental Impact Assessment and Action Checklist provides emergency shelter project managers and field staff a means to:
- Quickly assess shelter-related environmental impacts and,
- Quickly identify practical local actions to address these impacts.
The Checklist is explicitly designed for emergency and transitional shelter situations. The Checklist does not replace (but can supplement) full and formal environmental impact assessments for permanent reconstruction of shelter or related infrastructure.
The Checklist focuses on four stages in the shelter life cycle:
- Selection of the shelter site
- Construction of buildings and infrastructure on the site,
- Management of the site while it is occupied, and
- Decommissioning (closing) of a site when it is no longer needed.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support.
INTENDED USER: Emergency shelter project managers and field staff