Environmental Guidelines

Updated in August 2005, these guidelines seek to provide a framework within which UNHCR and implementing partner staff, in particular, will be able to:
- identify and evaluate the range of some of the most common environmental impacts associated with a specific refugee or returnee situation;
- identify and evaluate opportunities to undertake positive environmental interventions and determine the balance of advantages and disadvantages of these interventions; and
- select interventions that best combine the interests of the refugees, those of the receiving country, donors and UNHCR.