Tagged on: Africa

Reports and Books
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017. Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Development Programmeme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Water Assessment Programme

The 2017 World Water Development Report shows that improved wastewater management is as much about reducing pollution at the source, as removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing reclaimed water and recovering useful by-products. Together, these four actions generate social, environmental and economic benefits for all society, contributing to overall well-being and health, water and food security, and sustainable development.


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Ocean energy potential of the West African region
United Nations Environment Programme/United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs

Dicusess the status of commerical energy in West Africa, a survey of alternative ocean energy sources for the West African region, major issues, influencing the utilization of ocean energy, proposals for inclusion in the draft action plan, and proposals for project activities within the West Africa action plan


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Brazzaville Declaration: International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Illicit Trade in Wild Flora and Fauna in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

Illegal exploitation and illicit trade in wild fauna and flora in Africa


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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Module 8 – Role Playing with Integrated Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

Training Manual on Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting in Africa


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Reports and Books
Bibliography on coastal erosion: West and Central Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This bibliography is the result of surveys conducted by consultants, United Nations Agencies (UNESCO/UN-DIESA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in order to identify the scientific literature relevant to the programme set forth in the action plan for the protection and development of the marine environment and coastal areas of the West and Central African region. The references have been edited and classified by UNESCO/UN-DIESA/UNEP experts without reference to the original material. This process is necessarily subject to error but it is nevertheless felt that the bibliographical references collected in the survey are of sufficient interest and utility to those working in the field of marine environment in this region to justify publication. Each bibliographic reference has been assigned an accession number and this is printed together with the list of the authors, the title of the publication in its original language, the publication year, publisher and publication details and a list of the subject classifications applicable. The subject classification list follows this introduction. Each publication or article appears in the following classified listing under every subject to which it was considered directly relevant. Thus, articles which contain references to topics in a number of classifications will appear in several places in the classified list, each time in accession number order. The final section is an author index. This shows, for each author, the subject classifications referenced and the accession numbers of his or her publications relevant to that subject group.


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Reports and Books
Nile River Basin: Climate Change Adaptation Capacities in the Nile River Basin
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of this study was to assess the existing national and regional capacities, the needs and the modalities to tackle the needs identified in order to fast-track climate change adaptation within the basin. To achieve the above objective, four specific objectives were considered: a) a stock taking exercise on the institutional landscape and existing strategies for policy and institutional support within the basin; b) Identification and characterization of capacity needs of selected stakeholders across different levels in the context of climate change adaptation c) Identification of policy and institutional gaps in conceptualizing and implementing adaptation initiatives within the basin; and lastly, d) the establishment of the impact of trans-boundary water resources management issues on adaptation measures and strategies including vulnerability assessments.


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Legal aspects of protecting and managing the marine and coastal environment of the East African region
United Nations Environment Programme/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The present document is the regional report on legal aspects of protectin and managing the marine and coastal environment of the East African region.


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Serials
ACP MEAs Programme Newsletter Edition 3, September - December 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

The following newsletter provides regular quarterly updates on the European Commission funded programme on Capacity building related to multilateral environment agreements in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries (the ACP MEAs Programme).


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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Module 5 – Peer Review
United Nations Environment Programme

Training Manual on Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting in Africa


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Reports and Books
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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