Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities
The 1 Gigaton Coalition

While this report clearly demonstrates significant benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, it also highlights untapped potential gains, which the Coalition aims to describe more fully in future reports. For example, REN21’s Global Status Report 2015 states that 164 countries have defined renewable energy targets in 2015, including 131 developing and emerging economies, meaning developing countries have a great capacity to contribute to emissions reductions. The extent to which this is being realized is of more than academic interest. Good examples and positive stories about renewable energy and energy efficiency are motivating more and more countries to take action.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Baseline Study forthe Proposed Expansion of the UNSOA Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this environmental baseline study (EBS) is to identify, assess, and document the initial environmental conditions on the site. The results from the EBS will be able to serve as a future reference point (baseline), as the EBS is to be periodically updated for the location. In addition to internal use within the mission, the baseline study is also to be held on file for possible use, when required, in discussions withthe host country, regarding damage or pollution claimed to have been caused by the mission.


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Summaries
Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure - Summary for Policy Makers
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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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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Reports and Books
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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Annual Reports
Investing in People who Walk and Cycle - Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

No-one should die walking or cycling to work or school. The price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven, low-cost and achievable solutions exist. That is why the Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) continues to act as an advocate for action, in highlighting best practice and as a convening authority - working with countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.


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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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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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Reports and Books
Environmental Impact Assessment - UNSOA (United Nations Support Office for AMISOM): Proposed Expansion of Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM is a logistics operation that supplies the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with necessary supplies and equipment. The Mombasa logistics base acts as a hub in this operation to which goods from different suppliers are tested for functionality and temporarily stored before being repackaged and shipped by sea to Somalia. Due to increases in troop numbers stationed in Somalia, it is proposed that the logistics base is required to expand – this expansion may take the form of increase in area of the existing base AWL site or the development of a new base within the compound of the Mombasa Airport site. On request from the UN Department for Field Support a reduced scope environmental impact assessment has been conducted to assess key environmental concerns related to the two alternatives. The EIA included looking at potential impacts on the human, physical, and ecological environment. This includes (to the extent possible given the resources available) socioeconomics, community infrastructure and services, health, safety and security issues, natural resources, pollution of air, soils, or water resources, and impacts on protected reserves. The results of the assessment are followed by suggestions on suitable mitigation efforts.


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Reports and Books
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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