by Martin Bjerregaard, Technical Advisor to UNDP CIT
It is the aim of this Briefing Note with Strategy to present key environmental aspects and opportunities that relate to Early Recovery as a support to the UNDP Crisis Interface Team (CIT) within the Crisis Response Unit (CRU).
It is CIT’s ambition to mainstream and integrate environmental aspects and opportunities into Early Recovery activities and approaches across the Early Recovery cluster as a multi-dimensional issue.
The overriding objective of CIT in this approach is to:
- Demonstrate and Advocate for the importance of environmental issues as they relate to Early Recovery activities and approaches as well as support to Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives; and
- Develop support mechanisms for the facilitation of improved environmental considerations into Early Recovery activities and approaches.
The note is part of a suite of tools and guidance prepared for the UNDP Crisis Interface Team (Geneva) focused on mainstreaming environmental issues into Early Recovery.