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7.4 RESULTS CONTEXT AND CONDITIONS
The partner will provide a brief description of preconditions (bullet points can be used). Preconditions are conditions outside the partner’s direct control that have to be met for the implementation of the planned activities. Preconditions need to be met before the activities can be initiated and resources committed. The partner will only provide the information as a list as this information will be copied/pasted automatically in the Logframe.
7.5 ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS (INCLUDING RISK OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK)
The partner will provide a brief description of assumptions and risks. Assumptions are the expected positive external factors based upon which the Action has been planned, over which the partner has no direct control (e.g. peaceful working environment).The non-occurrence of assumptions may impact the implementation of action.
Risks  can be defined as foreseeable potential situations that might affect the implementation of the Action without, however, excluding its further implementation but requiring specific measures aimed at reducing such risks. Risks can also be seen as the probability that an event may adversely affect the achievement of the Action’s objectives, results or activities.
Particular attention should be given to risks related to fraud, corruption, unintended negative effect of the action, including any potential negative impacts the action could have on the environment during and after the implementation of the action.
Potential impacts include but are not limited to: greenhouse gas emissions from energy production and transport of goods, plastic pollution and packaging waste, medical and hazardous waste, deforestation, land degradation, groundwater pollution (For more information consult the Report on Environmental Footprint of humanitarian assistance for DG ECHO, 2020. )
Briefly indicate whether an environmental impact assessment (e.g. using the NEAT+ or CEDRIG) was conducted to identify these potential environmental impacts. Identifying the risks facilitates the request for modification and/or amendment. At this stage the partner needs to provide the information only as a list, as it will be automatically imported in the Logframe.
Assumptions and risks have to be monitored during the implementation of the Action. If the Action may be negatively influenced by a risk that will almost certainly materialise, mitigating measures to be taken must be explained in section 7.6. In certain cases, the Action should be redesigned or interrupted.
7.6 CONTINGENCY MEASURES
In case some of the assumptions or risks materialise, the partner will explain the measures taken in order to mitigate their effects on the implementation of the Action. This should include measures to mitigate the potential negative environmental impacts of the action identified in 7.5
Examples include but are not limited to: clean and preferably renewable energy provision, reduction and ideally avoidance of plastic, avoiding water over-abstraction, avoiding deforestation, procurement of more environmentally sustainable relief items, and proper waste management
- For more ways to mitigate negative environmental impacts consult the Report on Environmental Footprint of humanitarian assistance for DG ECHO, 2020.