Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Coastal management in the Western Indian Ocean region - A capacity needs assessment
Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Coastal Resources Center - University of Rhode Island

Developing capacity in coastal and marine issues of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is a very important activity, given the present growing and projected pressures on the coastal and marine resources.The region s experience in both knowledge-based, technical and equipment capacity building has been progressively growing. Many large milestones have been reached in this current effort to assess the capacity of the WIO region both in the form of increasing the knowledge base on core competencies of a good coastal manager as well as identifying the capacity-building efforts going on in the region. Management of coastal and marine issues is critical to ensure a sustainable future in a region where tens of millions of people depend on coastal resources for their livelihoods. Thus, there is an important need of increasing not only the number of competent and well trained coastal management practitioners, especially with respect to project and program management and its various aspects, but to also facilitate the creation of enabling environments in which these managers can work.


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2001
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Aerial survey of the destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare forests reserves
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

The aerial survey of the destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare forests was undertaken to provide a rapid systematic assessment and monitorable baseline information on these forests, as a sample to represent the other forests in the country. It was specifically carried-out in response to requests to Kenya Wildlife Service by various institutions, NGOs, including the Kenya Forests Working Group, conservationists and community groups.


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1999
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Kenya: Integrated Assessment of the Energy Policy: With Focus on the Transport and Household Energy Sectors
United Nations Environment Programme

The results of this assessment point to the need to restructure the existing energy policymaking processes to become more sustainability-focused. Clear policy guidelines, complete with checklists of the main elements of a sustainability-driven Energy Policy, should be adopted for not just the energy sector but also other sectors, in the future.


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Overview Organic Agriculture in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and the Opportunities for Regional Harmonization
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Organic agriculture offers a wide range of economic, environmental, social, health and cultural benefits for developing countries. It is a powerful tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those related to poverty alleviation and environment. For these reasons, organic agriculture was selected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as one of the three thematic areas to be addressed in the framework of the UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Taskforce on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF).


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A Methodology for Assessment and Mapping of Desertification - Report of the Kenya Pilot Study (FP/620 1-87-04)
United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya, Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing

This report presents the results of the joint Government of Kenya (GOK) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) project on the Evaluation of the FAO/UNEP Provisional Methodology for Assessment and Mapping of Desertification. The objectives of the project were i) to evaluate the FAO/UNEP (1984) methodology for use in the assessment and mapping of desertification and recommend simplified methodology that could be used elsewhere with appropriate modification; ii) To strengthen the capability of Government of Kenya agencies to undertake desertification assessment, the planning of control measure and good land management; and iii) To contribute towards the preparation of a World Thematic Atlas of Desertification.


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Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure
United Nations Environment Programme

This report analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures (PAMs) for the Government of Kenya (GoK) to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation.


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Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme

The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time will require governments to regulate, businesses to innovate and individuals to act.
This paper sets out the latest thinking on how we can achieve this. It looks at what governments, businesses and individuals have achieved at national and sub-national levels to curb the consumption of single-use plastics. It offers lessons that may be useful for policymakers who are considering regulating the production and use of single-use plastics.


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Water Resources Development and Vector-borne diseases in Kenya: Proceedings of a Seminar on Water Resources Development and Vector-Borne Diseases in Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

At the end of the 1980s the troubled relationship between the biosphere of planet Earth and the man-driven process of economic development came to the foreground as the key topic in international discussions almost independent of which subject, they were addressing. At the beginning of the 1990s sustainability has become the bottom line of deliberations in bilateral and multilateral fora on specific development issues as well as on development at large.


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Atlas of Africa Energy Resources
United Nations Environment Programme, African Development Bank

This Atlas compiles and synthesizes regional and national information. It presents the scale and distribution of energy resources, production and consumption trends, as well as the existing potential for environmentally sustainable expansion. It will stimulate decision makers, planners, investors, energy experts, businesses and citizens to take actions to achieve sustainable, modern and affordable energy for all in Africa.


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Project documents
Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: East Africa Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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