Tagged on: Kenya

Project documents
Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: East Africa Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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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
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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Factsheets
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use for Improved Human Nutrition and Well-being
United Nations Environment Programme
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Summaries
The Financial System We Need: Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development - Policy Summary
United Nations Environment Programme
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Other
Challenges in Complying with the Reporting Obligations under the Stockholm Convention – Experience of Kenya
kihumba, Francis
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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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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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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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Booklets and Brochures
Making the Connection: Economic Growth, Poverty and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This briefing paper makes the case for mainstreaming environmental considerations into policy, planning and budgeting processes at the national and district level. It substantiates the linkages between economic growth,
poverty and the environment and highlights strategies for reducing poverty and boosting economic growth for both rural and urban dwellers, whilst safeguarding Kenya’s natural heritage for current and future generations.


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