Preparing for and responding to the environmental dimensions of emergencies and crises in mountain areas: insights from the United Nations

Fanchiotti, Margherita and Szarzynski, Joerg, "Preparing for and responding to the environmental dimensions of emergencies and crises in mountain areas: insights from the United Nations" in Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems A Global Challenge : Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide ed. Schneiderbauer, Stefan, Fontanella Pisa, Paola, Shroder, John and Szarzynski, Joerg (Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., 2023), 63-67.

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  • Author Fanchiotti, Margherita
    Szarzynski, Joerg
    Book Editor Schneiderbauer, Stefan
    Fontanella Pisa, Paola
    Shroder, John
    Szarzynski, Joerg
    Chapter Title Preparing for and responding to the environmental dimensions of emergencies and crises in mountain areas: insights from the United Nations
    Book Title Safeguarding Mountain Social-Ecological Systems A Global Challenge : Facing Emerging Risks, Adapting to Changing Environments and Building Transformative Resilience in Mountain Regions Worldwide
    Publication Date 2023-12-01
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier B.V.
    Start page 63
    End page 67
    Language eng
    Abstract The authors analyze the international landscape for preparing for and responding to the environmental dimensions of disasters and complex emergencies in mountain areas, drawing from lessons learnt over 25 years of partnership between the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The article discusses trends and patterns over space and time, explores best and worst practices, and offers insights into some of the key challenges and the recommended way forward. Access constraints, strengthened national ownership, increased regional capacities and partnerships, decentralization and localization strategies require the international humanitarian community to rethink its service delivery models. Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and a rapidly changing humanitarian landscape, the authors reflect on some of the key factors that will shape the future of international assistance and required steps for the international community to remain agile and fit for purpose while augmenting local, national, and regional capacities on preparedness for and response to environmental challenges in mountain areas.
    Copyright Holder Elsevier Inc.
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-822095-5.00010-3
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