The course provides an overview of the international environmental emergency response mechanisms and introduces the main actors and tools available for preparing for, and responding to, environmental emergencies. It also introduces tools and resources such as the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool and the Disaster Waste Management Guidelines, for which separate follow-up courses are available. The course is targeted to representatives of countries and organizations wishing to improve their readiness for environmental emergency response.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize an environmental emergency
- Recognize where to seek assistance for preparedness and response to environmental emergencies
- Select appropriate emergency response tools for different situations