07 Oct 2020
14:00–15:30

Venue: Online | Webex & Facebook

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

A webinar on the recent environmental emergencies organized within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network, will place on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.

About this session

This public event will offer the latest environmental analysis and assessment of three emergencies currently faced by the international community and UNEP’s response:

  1. Environmental risks of the Beirut explosion
  2. Environmental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Oil spill in Mauritius from MV WAKASHIO

UNEP and the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit are working around the world to respond to the environmental impacts of natural disasters, industrial accidents, and conflicts. They conduct field-based assessments to reduce the risk of disasters and conflicts and promote environmental cooperation for peacebuilding, among other activities.

A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

Speakers

Gary LEWIS

Director, UNEP Crisis Management Branch

Margherita FANCHIOTTI

Associate Expert, UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit

Muralee THUMMARUKUDY

Operations Manager, UNEP Crisis Management Branch

Charlotta BENEDEK

Head, UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit

Registration

This event will be live on webex and facebook.

Video

A video of the event will be available after the event.