Environmental Emergencies Trainings: Environmental Emergency Training 4 in Spiez, Switzerland, April 2012
The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) held the Fourth Environmental Emergency Response Training in Spiez, Switzerland from 16-20 April, 2012. The training was co-hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation/Humanitarian Aid (SDC) and the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) with private sector participation by Veolia Environment Foundation.
The trainings comprised a series of classroom sessions taught by experts, as well as an all-day field simulation exercise, which provided a demonstrative environment to what is faced by environmental emergency responders before, during and after their deployment. These trainings familiarize environmental responders with key international environmental response tools and resources such as: