Post-disaster needs assessments guidelines: Volume B - Environment
The main objective of PDNA–Environment is to prepare a recovery strategy that guides the restoration of environment and natural resources damaged due to a disaster. This should also enable environmentally friendly rebuilding in all sectors. The recovery plan also supports the restoration of environment and natural resources as a disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategy.
Environment affects all sectors of economic and social activity. Hence the strategy used in this guideline is to consider only those aspects of post-disaster effects and impacts not covered in other sub-sectors. Due to the cross-cutting nature of the environment, the Environment PDNA team (ENA) needs to work closely with other sector teams, and also possibly participate in (or learn from) key consultations. The coordination with other sector teams is also important to avoid repetition in calculating the effects and impacts. This guideline contributes to the methodology for post-disaster assessment by strengthening the estimation of needs for human development recovery; governance and institutional capacity; disaster risk reduction as it relates to the environment; and access issues associated with a post-disaster situation.
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