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International Recovery Platform

Building Back Safer and Greener

This guide outlines many ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It is written for government and non-government organization (NGO) technical staff including engineers and architects; humanitarian, development and environmental workers; fi eld staff; policy makers; the private sector; academics; and donor agency staff. It covers many different sectors including settlements and land use planning; building construction; waste management; energy; infrastructure; water, sanitation and hygiene; agriculture and livelihoods; and education. It highlights the importance of fl ood risk management, landslide prevention and treatment, and management of forests after disasters.

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