Sunderbans Oil Spill Assessment
Mar 2, 2015
According to the report the short-term environmental impacts of the oil spill seem to be limited, but further monitoring has been recommended for analyzing likely long term impacts. Furthermore, the Mission coordinated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by the USAID, the European Union, the Government of France and the UK Government, emphasized that the oil spill incident presents a serious wake-up call for greater preparedness and response capabilities for environmental emergencies in the country. The Mission discouraged traffic through the unique and biodiverse Sundarbans from an environmental perspective.