Expert Groups and Networks
UNU-EHS operates through large networks of partners but is also a coordinator
or a key member of a few networks and working groups that specifically
address research and/or capacity development questions that fall
under the mandate of the Institute.
Since its creation, UNU-EHS has set-up,
coordinated and moderated the Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability
which has met annually since 2005 and from which several peer-reviewed
publications have been prepared and published. For a few years now,
UNU-EHS has collaborated within the UN/ISDR Partnership for Environment
and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) with contributions to many
events including the UN/ISDR Global Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNU-EHS is also a core member of the Climate Change, Environment
and Migration Alliance (CCEMA) which aims is to bring migration
considerations to the environment, development, and climate change
agendas. UNU-EHS is a member of the IASC Task Force on Climate Change
and Human Mobility. Since 2006, UNU-EHS has coordinated the Social
UNU-EHS hosts the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative
(MCII), a network of scientists and experts informing the UNFCCC on
risk management alternatives to complement adaptation to climate
Since 2006 UNU-EHS has established close links with the
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) initiative which is now hosted by the
SCYCLE (Sustainable Cycles) Operating Unit of our sister institute UNU-ISP
(Institute for Sustainability and Peace).