07 Oct 2020
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:
- Environmental risks of the Beirut explosion
- Environmental challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic
- 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.
Director, UNEP Crisis Management Branch
Associate Expert, UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit
Operations Manager, UNEP Crisis Management Branch
Head, UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit
A video of the event will be available after the event.