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Shelter Projects 2009 (UN-HABITAT)

Author(s)

UN-HABITAT/ The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Keywords

Post-conflict assessment and reconstruction, Land and Housing, Risk and Disaster Management

Abstract

By the end of 2009, over 43 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution. In addition, during 2009, 335 reported natural disasters killed over 10,000 people and affected more than 119 million people. The corresponding scale of global shelter need has required a diversity of approaches that go beyond simple design solutions. Spanning humanitarian responses from over 60 years, Shelter Projects 2009 is the second annual compilation of shelter programmes. The project summaries included aim to illustrate some of the project options available to organisations working in both post disaster and post conflict situations, as well as to support learning from the strengths and weaknesses of different projects. The focus of this book is on projects that maximise emergency response funds to support sustainable recovery.

Citation

UN-HABITAT, Shelter Projects 2009 (UN-HABITAT/ The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2010)

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Shelter Projects 2009

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Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh & Nias after the Tsunami (UN-HABITAT/UNDP)

Author(s)

UN-HABITAT/UNDP

Keywords

Participation, Natural disasters, Risk, Adaptation, Mitigation

Abstract

Rebuilding personal and collective confidences through a participatory process takes time, especially amidst the massive personal tragedy of lost loved ones, personal assets and livelihoods. This photo and film documentation is testimony of all that we have all learned during the past two years. As a testimony, we hope it can be an inspiring tool for any person or institution overcoming a future disaster.

Citation

UN-HABITAT/UNDP, Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh and Nias after the Tsunami(UN-HABITAT/UNDP, 2007)

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Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh and Nias after the Tsunami

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Contaminated land: the latest developments (J. Thornton)

Author

Justine Thornton

Keywords

Appropriate persons, clean-up costs, conditional contracts, consultants, contaminated land, contractual liability, damages, development, ECHR, environmental liability, environmental remediation;, failure to act, indemnities, local authorities’ powers and duties, misrepresentation, professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance, public nuisance, right to respect for home

Abstract

Reviews key cases on contaminated land over the last few years, including the clean-up liability of successor companies, knowing permitter liability and property developers, local authority failure to act to avoid harm, environmental consultants and liability insurance, public liability insurance and the extent of environmental cover, contamination and conditional contracts, corporate transactions and triggers under environmental indemnities, and public nuisance and damages for contaminated land.

Citation

(2009) 1 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law, 8-23.

Paper

Contaminated land: the latest developments

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The Corby Group litigation (S. Shergold)

Author

Stephen Shergold

Keywords

Birth defects, Contaminated land, Duty of care, Environmental liability, Foreseeability, Hazardous substances, Land reclamation, Local authorities’ liabilities, Negligence, Public nuisance

Abstract

Discusses the Technology and Construction Court decision in Corby Group Litigation v CorbyDC on whether the local authority was liable in public nuisance, negligence and for breach of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 s.34 in respect of birth defects, allegedly caused by its failure to prevent public exposure to toxic chemicals from remediation works at a contaminated land site. Considers whether the authority owed a duty of care to pregnant women in the area, and whether it had been reasonably foreseeable that its failure to take certain precautions would cause the birth defects.

Citation

(2010) 22(2) Environmental Law & Management 72-75

Paper

The Corby Group litigation

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Evaluating the source of the risks associated with natural events (C. Murphy & P. Gardoni)

Author(s)

Colleen Murphy and Paolo Gardoni

Keywords

Disasters, Environmental risk, Morals and law, Risk assessment, Environment, Jurisprudence

Abstract

Discusses why the risks associated with natural disasters should be subjected to further philosophical enquiry. Presents a framework for the moral evaluation of the source of these risks and the actions that sustain or impact upon these risks.

Citation

(2011) 17(2) Res Publica 125-140

Paper

Evaluating the source of the risks associated with natural events

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