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Mainstreaming Environment into Early Recovery: Debris Management - July 2015

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Martin Bjerregaard, Technical Advisor to UNDP CIT

Introduction

This paper presents a proposed debris management tool with the objective of supporting Early Recovery practitioners in understanding key environmental concepts relating to debris management as well as provide clear indications on how effective debris management can support increased environmental benefits in Early Recovery. In addition, the debris tool supports longer term improved natural resource management through reducing the burden on quarries and minimizing transport requirements.

The paper 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. The two other papers concern disaster waste management and rehabilitation of damaged industry with a focus on improving their environmental impact.