AUTHOR: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
LAST UPDATED: December 2012
TYPE OF TOOL: Guidelines
KEYWORDS: humanitarian action, environmental management, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), guidelines, impact assessment
FORMAT: Downloadable PDF document, 2 pages
ABOUT THE TOOL: This document provides a simple framework that is meant to assist humanitarian agencies and their responsible project officers in:
- “Contextualizing projects given the environmental vulnerabilities of areas they are located in.
- Assessing projects for potential negative environmental impacts.
- Mitigating those impacts by modifying the project design, or compensating for negative impacts.
- Enhancing environmental benefits in the project“
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: “UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.”
INTENDED USER: Humanitarian agencies and their responsible project officers