Mitigating health risks related to environmental degradation

This collection contains fact sheets, guidelines, a presentation and reports that highlight best practices in mitigating the health risks related to environmental degradation. This collection groups resources in both English and French. Current guidance comes from leading local and global organisations: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Pan American Health Organization, PECB Group Inc., UK COP26 Presidency, World Health Organization (WHO). Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to, or create your own Collection on the Library.  


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Bamboo and Environmental Protection

The "Bamboo and the Environment" Collection compiles documents related to bamboo as well as its environment and biodiversity. This Collection aims to elucidate how bamboos can help human societies adapt to climate change. However, given the complexity of this plant, it is important to manage it with care and from a basis of knowledge, as, for instance, the invasiveness of some bamboo species may harm the environment, and procurement of underaged bamboo can have a significant consequences for the environment, resulting in over-harvesting and deforestation.   

Camp Management Toolkit: Environmental Protection

The Collection "Camp Management Toolkit: Enviornment" includes valuable resources to carry out effective camp management initiatives in protecting and respecting the environment. It includes resouces from a variety of humanitarian actors, such as Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE International)University College London (UCL)Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC)United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), among others.

Environmental Protection and Climate Change in Humanitarian Action

This collection contains a Case Study, Fact Sheets, Guidelines, a Report,  and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), related to environmental protection and climate change in humanitarian action. Current guidance comes from leading organisations: Finn Church Aid, National Climate Assessment, OCHA, Pro Act Network, Sphere, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Environment. Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to, or create your own Collection on the Library.