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Reports and Books
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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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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An Environmental Impact Assessment Framework for Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Commonwealth Secretariat, Earthcare Africa

This environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework attempts to provide broad guidelines to help African countries integrate environmental concerns in their National Development Strategies (NDS) through appropriate political, social and economic structures. In some cases, NDS may need to be completely overhauled to give equal considerations to the environment in the march towards sustainable livelihoods and development. It is envisaged that this framework will provide the necessary direction in the mobilization of national human, institutional and technical capacities and resources. The focus of this framework is on development approaches that address sustainable livelihoods of Africa's populations within the context of sound environment management.


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Poverty and Environment Issues: Governance Institutions, Institutional Frameworks and Opportunities for Communities - Poverty and Environment Initiative - Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The scope of this study is to provide a foundation.........


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Project documents
Call for Demo Project Concepts - Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP)
United Nations Environment Programme

The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention have received funding from the Global Environment Facility
(GEF) to implement a Project entitled ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of
the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP).
The Project will be implemented and executed through a ‘Partnerships Approach’ with the UNEP Nairobi
Convention Secretariat being the Executing Agency. The participating countries include Comoros, France (La
Reinion – which wont be a direct beneficiary), Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Kenya,
Tanzania, Somalia and South Africa. As part of this “Partnership Approach” WIO-C members including WWF,
IUCN, CORDIO, WCS and BirdLife among others are strongly encouraged to express interest and submit
concepts especially those aligned to their current investments in the region to leverage on co-financing for greater
impact.


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Guidance on Country Work
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
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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A Proposed Marine Transboundary Conservation Area Between Kenya and Tanzania
Tanzania, Marine Parks and Reserves Unit, Kenya Wildlife Service

The purpose of this technical paper is to provide a situation analysis of all issues relevant to the establishment of the proposed Trans-Boundary Conservation Area (TBCA), and to provide a series of suggested options that may be followed in the future by those that will be responsible for the establishment of the TBCA. The analysis of habitats, species, socio-economic, legal and institutional issues is used to show that the establishment of a TBCA is justified and holds significant benefits for conservation and the well- being of the inhabitants of the area, while at the same time enhancing collaboration between the two countries.


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Monitoring The Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems from Space
United Nations Environment Programme/GRID-Geneva

Mangrove establishment and rehabilitation projects have had varying levels of success at different locations around the world. Given the money that has been invested in restoring mangrove coverage, it is useful to map, monitor and compare results and experiences in different parts of the globe to compare the success of such projects. This study conducted temporal analyses for 24 mangrove sites from 10 different projects in six different countries (Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, Kenya, Solomon Island and Indonesia) using satellite imagery and GIS technology to map and monitor their status.


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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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