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Project documents
NIle River Basins: Review of Adaptation Best Practice Examples in the Nile River Basin Region
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP recognizes the importance of the Nile River Basin in the context of a variable and changing climate and hence the imperative to design and pilot adaptation options at basin level. The objective of this report was to identify and evaluate best practice adaption options in response to risk, and vulnerability to climate change induced water stress as well as in the context of stated national adaptation priorities and climate change response strategies. This report contributes to the goal of building the resilience of ecosystems and economies that are most vulnerable to climate change induced water stress in the Nile Basin. The adaptation best practice examples presented in this report provide an evidence-base upon which the project on ‘Adapting to Climate Change induced Water Stress in the Nile River Basin’ can increase institutional and technical capacity to further test, replicate and scale up at the Nile River Basin level.


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Reports and Books
Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries: Assessing the Impact of Climate Risks on Sovereign Borrowing Costs
United Nations Environment Programme, Imperial College Business School, SOAS - University of London

This collaborative research project between Imperial College Business School and SOAS has been commissioned by UN Environment, with generous financial support from the MAVA Foundation. The study finds that climate risks are increasing the cost of capital for developing countries: for every ten dollars these countries pay in interest payments, an additional dollar is due to climate vulnerability. The study shows that over the past decade, a sample of developing countries have endured $40 billion in additional interest payments on government debt alone. The researchers estimate that these additional interest costs are set to rise to between $146bn and $168bn over the next decade, and could exacerbate the economic challenges already faced by poor countries around the world. However, the researchers also found that investments in climate resilience can help improve fiscal health at the national level.


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Reports and Books
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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Faces of Change
United Nations Environment Programme

It’s easy to get bogged down in the debate and forget the human face of climate change. Climate change is not just an abstract debate over statistics – it’s about people and the impacts they’re facing but it’s also about people taking action. Yet, the stories are often untold . UN Environment has teamed up with renowned photo-journalists to put a face on some of the good initiatives underway. For the first time, this series of images will reveal these extraordinary ‘Faces of Change’ to the rest of the world.


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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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Reports and Books, Case Studies
Enhancing Synergies across Global Biodiversity Conventions: Experiences from the Global South: Workshop Proceedings and Country Reports
United Nations Environment Programme

Over the past few years, UN Environment has led a multi-stakeholder process to identify options for enhancing synergies and cooperation among the global biodiversity conventions. To that effect, UN Environment organized a workshop on NBSAPs and synergies among Biodiversity Conventions held in Nairobi, Kenya from March 15-17, 2016. The workshop brought together national focal points, government representatives and biodiversity experts from countries the African, Caribbean, Latin America, Pacific regions as well as MEA Secretariats in an important, first-of-its-kind knowledge and experience sharing exercise. The select countries who participated in the workshop are all at various stages of the revision of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) – a key instrument for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the national level.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
Oceans: Marine Pollution: Keep the Oceans Clean - SDG Policy Brief No. 001
United Nations Environment Programme

Marine pollution is the result of deliberate or accidental discharge of untreated wastewater, dumping of solid wastes and other polluted runoff from a variety of land-based activities directly into our rivers and coastal waters. Healthy oceans are productive oceans, and resilient marine and coastal ecosystems are essential to achieve sustainable development.


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Factsheets
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use for Improved Human Nutrition and Well-being
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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Reports and Books
Air Quality Management and Assessment Capabilities in 20 Major Cities
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This report assesses the components required for effective air quality management: the information inputs which are required for decision-making; how these inputs are used and how to measure their comprehensiveness, effectiveness and appropriateness. It is, therefore, an important precursor to developing and improving existing management capabilities.


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