Recovery: In the aftermath of a crisis, UNEP implements environmental recovery programmes through field-based project offices to support long-term stability and sustainable development in conflict and disaster-affected countries.

Following a post-crisis environmental assessment, UNEP is available to assist national governments to address environmental priorities through recovery programmes that are tailored to country-specific needs.

From helping local and national authorities develop effective laws, policies and institutions, to providing training and equipment, UNEP seeks to help countries to manage their natural resources in a more effective and sustainable manner. UNEP can also coordinate clean-up efforts or catalyze community-based ecosystem restoration and sustainable reconstruction projects in sites damaged by or vulnerable to conflicts and disasters.  

Where it is necessary and requested, UNEP can establish project offices in country to coordinate environmental work, as is currently the case in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For more information please see UNEP's Environmental Recovery work