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Green Recovery And Reconstruction: Training Toolkit For Humanitarian Aid Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction: An Introduction.

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1 Green Recovery And Reconstruction: Training Toolkit For Humanitarian Aid Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction: An Introduction

2 2 Mod 1 Ses 1 What this Introduction is about Learning about:  How taking environmental concerns into consideration in a humanitarian response is critical to saving lives and livelihoods and a successful recovery process  The GRRT Toolkit

3 3 Mod 1 Ses 1 Introductions  Tell us your name  Which agency you work with  Your current job responsibility  Name one link between the environment and disasters that nobody before you has already mentioned. Hint:  How abuse of the environment contributed to a disaster  How a disaster impacted the environment  How disaster response impacted the environment

4 4 Mod 1 Ses 1 Ground Rules Mobiles silent Be punctual Stay on topic Succinct - be brief One conversation at a time Active listening Other?

5 5 Mod 1 Ses 1 Environmental Impact of Recovery Activities

6 6 Can the natural resource base support an increased fishing effort?

7 7 How much wood does it take for kilning clay bricks for post-disaster houses?

8 8 What are potential consequences of mining soil for new construction?

9 9 What are potential environmental impacts of illegal logging?

10 10 Does this post-disaster settlement have adequate solid waste management?

11 11 Was this post-disaster housing sited properly?

12 12 How has new post-disaster settlement created human-wildlife conflict?

13 13 Mod 1 Ses 1 What is your experience? Describe examples with which you are familiar regarding the environmental impacts of disaster response

14 14 Mod 1 Ses 1 Six Principles of Green Recovery and Reconstruction 1.“Do No Harm” to the environment and beneficiaries 2.Recognize that addressing the environment has multiple benefits 3.Take ownership (you can’t “subcontract” responsibility to others) 4.Build back safer 5.Be solution-oriented 6.Emphasize the use of local knowledge

15 15 Mod 1 Ses 1 Group Discussion In small groups… 1.Discuss why this is an important principle to green recovery and reconstruction 2.Describe at least one application of this principle to post-disaster recovery or reconstruction (either an actual example from your knowledge or that you propose as a good practice)

16 16 Mod 1 Ses 1 Six Principles of Green Recovery and Reconstruction 1.“Do No Harm” to the environment and beneficiaries 2.Recognize that addressing the environment has multiple benefits 3.Take ownership (you can’t “subcontract” responsibility to others) 4.Build back safer 5.Be solution-oriented 6.Emphasize the use of local knowledge

17 17 Mod 1 Ses 1 International Policies and Practices The employment of environmentally sustainable practices as part of disaster response is well established international policy

18 18 Mod 1 Ses 1 IFRC Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief 8: Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs ….. We will pay particular attention to environmental concerns in the design and management of relief programmes…..

19 19 Mod 1 Ses 1 The Sphere Project

20 20 Mod 1 Ses 1 Hyogo Framework for Action (i) Environmental and natural resource management (a) Encourage the sustainable use and management of ecosystems, including through better land-use planning and development activities to reduce risk and vulnerabilities. (b) Implement integrated environmental and natural resource management approaches that incorporate disaster risk reduction, including structural and non- structural measures

21 21 Mod 1 Ses 1 Millennium Development Goals

22 22 Mod 1 Ses 1 The Cluster System

23 23 Mod 1 Ses 1 What national and local environmental policies can be applied to post-disaster situations?  Please tell us about policies with which you are familiar and your knowledge or experience implementing them.

24 24 Mod 1 Ses 1 Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit  Developed by WWF and the American Red Cross  Based on a 5-year partnership formed after the 2004 tsunami between WWF, American Red Cross and partners in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Maldives  Designed for use globally after disasters (natural disasters and conflict) Mod 1 Ses 1

25 25 Mod 1 Ses 1 10 Program Modules Green Guide to: 1.Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction: An Introduction 2.Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation 3.Environmental Impact Assessment Tools and Techniques 4.Strategic Site Selection and Development 5.Materials and the Supply Chain 6.Construction 7.Water and Sanitation 8.Livelihoods 9.Disaster Risk Reduction 10.Organizational Operations

26 26 Mod 1 Ses 1 Thank you for your attention!  For more information, see: Or [insert local contact] Or  Contact:


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