22 Apr 2010
Venue: International Conference Centre Geneva (ICCG)
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
To celebrate the collaborative nature of past and current efforts to deal with environmental emergencies, UNEP and OCHA launched the publication "Environmental Emergencies - Learning from multilateral response to disasters", in recognition of the fifteenth anniversary of the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit. On that occasion, a roundtable discussion on multilateral environmental emergencies response and the lessons learned from these experiences took place within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, at CICG on Earth Day.
The roundtable was opened by Vladimir Sakharov, Chief of the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit and moderated by H.E. Ambassador Toni Frisch, Deputy Director-General, Head of Humanitarian Aid Department and Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The panel also included Rudolph Mueller, Chief Emergency Services Branch, OCHA; Muralee Thummarukudy, Programme Officer, UNEP Disasters and Conflicts Programme; and René Nijenhuis, Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit.
Coffee & Tea
Welcome and introduction
H.E. Ambassador Toni Frisch
Deputy Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Chairman of the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE)
Learning from multilateral response to disasters
Designated Director of OCHA-Geneva
President of Green Cross International
Programme Officer, UNEP Disasters and Conflicts Programme
- Publication: Environmental Emergencies – Learning from multilateral response to disasters