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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)
View the documentTRAINER’S GUIDE
View the documentTHE BASICS
View the documentTHE SPECIFICS
close this folderINTRODUCTION (15 minutes)
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View the document1. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
close this folderPART 1: THE EARTH AS A SYSTEM
View the document2. PART 1 - LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document3. INTRODUCTION TO DISASTERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
View the document4. THE EARTH’S SYSTEMS
View the document5. INTERACTIONS OF THE EARTH’S SYSTEMS: ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
View the document6. DEGRADATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
View the document7. DEGRADATION OF THE OCEANS
View the document8. DEGRADATION OF THE LAND
View the document9. DEGRADATION OF THE BIOSPHERE
View the document10. SUMMARY
View the documentBREAK (10 minutes)
close this folderPART 2: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
View the document11. PART 2: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document12. POPULATION GROWTH
View the document13. POVERTY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCREASING URBANIZATION
View the document14. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
View the document15. INCREASING URBAN POPULATIONS
View the document16. HAZARD EXERCISE
View the document17. DROUGHT
View the document18. FLOODS
View the document19. EXERCISE
View the document20. EXERCISE
View the document21. SUMMARY
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close this folderPART 3: MITIGATING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
View the document22. PART 3: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document23. WHY MITIGATE?
View the document24. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
View the document25. ECONOMIC POLICIES
View the document26. HUMAN-ORIENTED POLICIES
View the document27. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
View the document28. SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
View the document29. THE EFFECTS OF WAR
View the document30. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
View the document31. SUMMARY - PART 3
View the document32. SUMMARY - PART 3 (CONTINUED)
close this folderPART 4: IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
View the document33. LEARNING OBJECTIVES - PART 4
View the document34. NATIONAL POLICY AND PLANNING
View the document35. ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
View the document36. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
View the document37. REDUCING THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS
View the document38. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE ATMOSPHERE
View the document39. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - OCEANS AND WATER CYCLES
View the document40. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE LAND
View the document41. VULNERABILITY REDUCTION MEASURES - THE BIOSPHERE
View the document42. CONTROLLING TOXIC CHEMICALS
View the document43. IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES
close this folderPART 5: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
View the document44. LEARNING OBJECTIVES - PART 5
View the document45. ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW
View the document46. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
View the document47. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
View the document48. AGENTS OF CHANGE
View the document49. OTHER AGENTS OF CHANGE
View the document50. ROLES OF ORGANIZATIONS, INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND NGOs
View the document51. COUNTRY PROFILE

THE SPECIFICS

Disasters and the Environment

The following guide is designed as an aid to the presentation of the module on Disasters and the Environment. Although the overheads provided and the cues to the presentation are a complete set, they are really only a starting point for your presentation.

If your available time is less than 3 hours for the full presentation, you will have to decide which points you will cover and those which you will not address. If your personal experience has given you additional insights or illustrations of the points presented, integrate them into your presentation. You may want to edit out, or add overheads to the presentation.

Similarly, you must know your audience and their needs in order to make the presentation pertinent to the group. If the information is available early enough, you can alter the material to suit the particular needs of the trainees. Remember, the guide is for a “generic” presentation on this topic, and your input can help to “bring the information home” to the participants.

Materials you will need

All of the usual items required for these presentations are listed under the first part of this guide: “The Basics.” Some additional items particular to this module are as follows:

· Copies of the DMTP training modules Vulnerability and Risk Assessment and Introduction to Hazards. You may prefer to distribute these at the end of the session in order to keep the group more focused on the presentation.

· Copies of UNDP/DHA/UNEP environmental publications.

· Copies of other illustrative documents you may have access to (environmental publications or enlarged maps illustrating global trends).

The Presentation

This presentation is achievable in 3 hours if discussion is kept to a minimum, however, the optimum time to allow is 4 hours.