Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Review of Woodfuel Biomass Production and Utilization in Africa: A Desk Study
United Nations Environment Programme

This study, undertaken by UN Environment in cooperation with the African Union Commission, and validated by experts from 35 African countries, establishes the baseline data and information
on woodfuel production and consumption, identifies opportunities for more sustainable use of woodfuel and presents the key challenges that must be addressed at all levels in the woodfuel and charcoal value chains.


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Reports and Books
Integrated Pest Management in the Tropics: Current Status and Future Prospects
United Nations Environment Programme, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

This volume assesses the current status and future prospects for IPM in these regions. It provides a unique overview of the efforts made to develop and implement IPM for the pests of livestock and agroforestry in selected countries in the tropics (including India and China), as well as a survey of IPM strategies on a crop-by-crop basis for each continent. The book gives an honest appraisal of both the successes and failures of past IPM programmes and provides new paradigms and directions that IPM must develop, if ii is to be adopted by farmers and governments on a scale necessary to change their current reliance on chemical pesticides.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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Reports and Books
A Proposed Marine Transboundary Conservation Area Between Kenya and Tanzania
Tanzania, Marine Parks and Reserves Unit, Kenya Wildlife Service

The purpose of this technical paper is to provide a situation analysis of all issues relevant to the establishment of the proposed Trans-Boundary Conservation Area (TBCA), and to provide a series of suggested options that may be followed in the future by those that will be responsible for the establishment of the TBCA. The analysis of habitats, species, socio-economic, legal and institutional issues is used to show that the establishment of a TBCA is justified and holds significant benefits for conservation and the well- being of the inhabitants of the area, while at the same time enhancing collaboration between the two countries.


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Reports and Books
Floriculture and the Environment: Growing Flowers without Methyl Bromide
United Nations Environment Programme

This Manual is intended as a general guide for the implementation of alternatives to methyl bromide in the commercial production of cut flowers. It seeks to provide practical, easy to understand information that can be used by growers, trainers, technical assistants and in general those persons involved in the phasing out of methyl bromide. For this reason an illustrative, simple to follow format containing actual examples that have proven useful has been chosen. The information contained may be used as part of training programs, workshops or other activities. However, this manual should be taken as a guide only, since specific alternatives need to be evaluated and adapted to meet local conditions. The information herewith presented is based on actual experience in commercial farms, research findings and published books or reports. However, its authors or the United Nations Environment Programme cannot be held responsible for any failure or unforeseen outcomes resulting from its utilization.


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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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Reports and Books
Monitoring The Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems from Space
United Nations Environment Programme/GRID-Geneva

Mangrove establishment and rehabilitation projects have had varying levels of success at different locations around the world. Given the money that has been invested in restoring mangrove coverage, it is useful to map, monitor and compare results and experiences in different parts of the globe to compare the success of such projects. This study conducted temporal analyses for 24 mangrove sites from 10 different projects in six different countries (Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, Kenya, Solomon Island and Indonesia) using satellite imagery and GIS technology to map and monitor their status.


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Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Handbook of Environmental Legislation and Machinery
United Nations Environment Programme

The handbook should serve the following purposes:
- as a base for UNEP'S advice on the establishment of sound environmental machinery and legislation as a basis of better environmental management;
- as a source of information and data on where UNEP's constituents are;
- as a source of information and data for Governments, particularly from developing countries who may wish to receive information on the environmental machinery and legislation of other countries in order to consider alternative mechanisms or who may wish to ascertain where
their counterparts are within the environmental administration of another country;
- as source material for environmental education and training.


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Reports and Books
Public and Leadership Attitudes to the Environment in for Continents : A Report of a Survey in 14 Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the results of a large multinational survey of public and leadership attitudes to environmental issues; conducted in 14 countries by Louis Harris and Associates for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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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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