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EnviroSecurity Action Guide
UNEP Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch
The Post-Conflict & Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB) extends UNEP's work in areas of the world where the environment is impacted by conflicts and disasters, or where the environment is a factor contributing to conflicts and disaster impacts.
PCDMB has worked in post-conflict settings such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as in countries affected by major disasters such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Because conflicts and disasters are so closely intertwined with the environment, proper environmental management and governance are essential for long-term peace, stability and security in any conflict- or disaster-prone country.
PCDMB conducts environmental assessments in crisis-affected countries and strengthens national environmental management capacity through institution building, promoting regional cooperation, technical legal assistance, environmental information management and integrating environmental concerns and risk reduction measures in reconstruction programmes.
PCDMB is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with field offices in Kabul and Khartoum.
Organisation website ( Webpage - www.unep.org )
Mr David Jensen
Policy and Planning Coordinator
Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch
11-13 Chemin des Anemones
Tel : +41 22 917 8167
Fax : +41 22 917 8064
1 - ES and foreign and security policy (Mainstreaming environmental factors into foreign and security policy including energy and food security, and security related to other resources such as land, water, living marine resources, terrestrial biodiversity)
2 - ES and development cooperation (Mainstreaming conflict prevention and livelihood protection into development cooperation especially in conflict prone and conflict affected countries, for example, through payment of ecological services and equitable benefit-sharing mechanisms)
3 - ES and peace building (Environmental cooperation for peace building such as through peace parks, river basin management initiatives and cooperation over degraded and environmentally-stressed resources in conflict-prone and conflict-affected zones)
4 - ES monitoring, mapping and early warning
5 - ES risk and needs assessment and management
6 - Environmental conflict prevention and resolution
7- Post-conflict environmental rehabilitation and reconstruction
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation
1 - Research / studies / scientific initiatives / monitoring
3 - Coordination, networking, organisational, institutional activities
6 - Education, training, capacity building and other information activities
7 - Field level programmes and projects