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Energy and Environment in East Africa - Proceedings of an International Workshop
United Nations Environment Programme

The Workshop was convened in the period 7-10 May, 1979 in Nairobi and the discussions of the papers provided a valuable opportunity to exchange views on the energy problems of the East African region. Several inadequacies in our knowledge and action have been higilighted which has since then triggered several research and development activities.
The present report gives the papers presented at the Workshop and a summary of the findings. It is hoped that the dissemination of information contained in the present report will be of use, providing a "case study" of the energy problems of a sub-region in the Third World.


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The Status of Oil Pollution and Oil Pollution Control in the West and Central African Region - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No.4
United Nations Environment Programme

The Regional Seas Programme was initiated by UNEP in 1974. Since then the Governing Council of UNEP has repeatedly endorsed a regional approach to the control of marine pollution and the management of marine and coastal resources and has requested the development of regional action plans.


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Environmental Management problems in resource utilization and survey of resources in the West and Central African Region
United Nations Environment Programme/United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs

Explains the coastal and marine environment of the region, the regional natural resource inventory, and the environmental management considerations in coastal development


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Information Note on the Sixteenth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
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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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Development and Harmonization of Environmental Laws Volume 2 : Report on the Development and Harmonization of Environmental Standards in East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Environmental law is an essential tool for the governance and management of the environment and natural resources. It is the foundation of national and regional policies and actions to ensure that the use of natural resources is done equitably and sustainably.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume Ill: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Law of African Countries is prepared by ELI/PAC under the auspices of the UNEP/UNDP Joint Project on Environmental Law and Institutions in Africa which is funded by the Dutch Government. The objective of the Joint Project is to mobilize the expertise and guidance of six different agencies in working with selected African countries towards the enhancement of their legal and institutional capabilities in the field of environmental law. The agencies involved in this exercise are UNEP, UNDP, FAO, The World Bank, the IUCN and the WHO, all of which constitute the Project's Steering Committee.


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Agenda of the Regional Workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries
United Nations Development Programme

Agenda of the Regional Workshop on the Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries


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Oil pollution control in the East African Region
United Nations Environment Programme/Interantional Maritime Organization

Dicusess oil production practices, how that may pollute, as well as other oil polluting sources


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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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