Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Joint FAO/WHO Food and Animal Feed Contamination Monitoring Programme: Summary of Data Received from Collaborating Centres 1977 to 1980 Part A Countries
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

Residue data on several contaminants (organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, lead, cadmium, and aflatoxins) in selected foods were collected from designated Collaborating Centres in twenty countries during a preliminary or development phase of this contaminant monitoring programme. These data are given in this document for each Collaborating Centre according to the contaminant analyzed in the food selected. The data include that submitted in the initial stage of the programme which was reviewed in the Summary Report


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Mau Complex and Marmanet Forests - Environmental and Economic Contributions: Current State and Trends. Briefings notes compiled by the team that participated in the reconnaissance flight on 7 May 2008, in consultation with relevant government departments.
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights the environmental and economic importance of the forests of the Mau Complex and Marmanet to provide a better understanding of the issues at stake. It summarizes the findings of the aerial reconnaissance of 7 May 2008, supported by information and data received from various government departments, and provides recommendations to re‐establish law and order in the protected forests and restore critical catchments to address current environmental and economic threats. The report confines itself to technical issues (statement of facts), but does not attempt to address the deep‐seated, underlying political issues.


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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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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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Infographics and Flyers
Plastic Management - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

This infographic presents key information about plastics including types of plastic, plastic economy, key facts and figures as well as champion countries tackling plastic pollution.


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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
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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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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The Ecological Management of Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands in Africa and the Near and Middle East (EMASAR - Phase II) - Volume V: Grassland Education and Training
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This report, made following a visit to Kenya, Botswana and Swaziland in January 1977, has been prepared with a view to developing the regional and sub-regional strategy on information, education and training requested under the EMASAR Phase II Programme.


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A Report on the Status, Importance and Protection of the Montane Forests: IPAL Technical Report Number D-2a
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The terms of reference for this study of the montane forests were for "an ecological study of the isolated mountain rain forests within the project working area. It will include preliminary ecological surveys to provide an account of the botanical composition of the forests. The major part of the work will be to describe the successional trends taking place and the interactions of the forests with the human populations. An attempt will be made to answer the questions: What is the role of the forests in the ecology of the region? What is the impact on the forests of human activity? What are the probable results of this impact? A report will be produced which will emphasize the importance of the forests and provide additional arguments for their conservation, and recommendations for their management."


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