Environmental Emergencies

Environmental emergencies are defined as “sudden-onset disasters or accidents resulting from natural, technological or human-induced factors, or a combination of these, that causes or threatens to cause severe environmental damage as well as loss of human lives and property.”

Following a disaster or conflict, an environmental emergency can occur when people’s health and livelihoods are at risk due to the release of hazardous and noxious substances, or because of significant damage to the ecosystem. Examples include fires, oil spills, chemical accidents, toxic-waste dumping and groundwater pollution.

The Environmental Emergencies Forum is a unique biennial international forum that brings together disaster managers and environmental experts from governments, UN agencies, industries, academies, NGOs and civil society to improve prevention, preparedness, response and overall resilience to environmental emergencies. 

  • Accidental hypothermia
  • Electrical and lightning injuries
  • Heat illness
  • Radiation caused
  • Disaster management and mass casualties
  • Environmental Challenges and Realities
  • Airway Management
  • Disaster and Emergency Medicine
  • Risk Management
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine
  • Mass Gatherings
  • Planning for Response, Modeling for the Future
  • Preparation and Assessment in Disasters
  • Drowning

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