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Global Webinar Series: Strengthening National Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in Environmentally Sensitive Areas

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Registration Required

Hosts

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Languages

English
English

Channels

Climate & Environment

Oil spills arise from several different sources ranging from small to large operational and non-operational spills and can occur on land or water which have serious impacts on the environment, economy and human health if not managed properly. Regulations and techniques have continued to be developed at both national and international levels to improve oil spill prevention and mitigation, and provide structure to oil spill response, especially in areas with environmentally sensitive components. However, implementation of these international and national legislations as well as availability and access to technologies to ensure preparedness and response to oil spill in emergencies have continued to be challenging, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UN Environment Programme and partners present this webinar series which focuses on strengthening national oil spill preparedness and response especially in environmentally sensitive areas. Each topic in this series will be a 90-minute webinar targeted at policymakers, regulators, civil society, academia, industry and the general public. They will include live Q & A sessions with environmental experts involved in the oil and gas industry.

1.  Webinar on implementing International conventions to strengthen national oil spill contingency planning and risk reduction on Feb 24, 2022

2.  Webinar on environmentally sensitivity mapping for oil spill preparedness and response on 24 May, 2022

3. Webinar on Oil spill response methods and strategies in environmentally sensitive areas on 22 September, 2022

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the webinar and short assessment!

Hosts

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)