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Reports and Books
Gender and Environment Statistics: Unlocking Information for Action and Measuring the SDGs
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature

This report seeks to provide a framework to measure the nexus between gender and the environment. It proposes 18 gender-environment indicators for inclusion in the wider set of gender indicators, across the focal areas of right to land, natural resources and biodiversity; access to food, energy, water and sanitation; climate change, sustainable production and consumption, and health; and women in environmental decision making at all levels. This report then presents enabling conditions at national level, including through action research conducted in three partner countries: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Kenya and Mexico. In addition to exploring lessons learned and challenges to closing data gaps, recommendations for building on best and promising practices comprise the final chapter, with main ideas geared toward national statistics systems as well as inter-agency UN expert groups.


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Global Mercury Waste Assessment: Review of Current National Measures
United Nations Environment Programme

The Minamata Convention on Mercury mandates that mercury waste be managed in an environmentally sound manner, taking into account the guidelines developed under the Basel Convention, and in accordance with requirements to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties. The United Nations Environment Programme, through its International Environmental Technology Centre, conducted this Global Mercury Waste Assessment, which included fact-finding missions to almost 30 countries. The assessment describes the current mercury waste management practices in these countries, and provides a basis for understanding the size and nature of the gap between current practices and the environmentally sound mercury waste management envisioned in the Minamata Convention. The central finding is clear: The gap between the provisions of the Minamata Convention and the current mercury waste management practices is wide.


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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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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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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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Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: East Africa Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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Carbon Pricing Approaches in Eastern and Southern Africa - Annexure A: Country Chapters - A Report Submitted under the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a report showing the carbon pricing approaches in the Eastern and Southern Africa Countries.


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Guidance on Country Work
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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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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