Tagged on: Nigeria

Reports and Books
Environmental assessment of Ogoniland
United Nations Environment Programme

A major new independent scientific assessment, carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), shows that pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in the region has penetrated further and deeper than many may have supposed. The assessment has been unprecedented. Over a 14-month period, the UNEP team examined more than 200 locations, surveyed 122 kilometers of pipeline rights of way, reviewed more than 5,000 medical records and engaged over 23,000 people at local community meetings. The environmental restoration of Ogoniland could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to be brought back to full, productive health. The report key findings are alarming both in terms of human health protection and environmental protection.


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2011
November 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the November 2010 edition of UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter. This edition celebrates one year since the project was launched. UNEP in Ogoniland newsletters were issued monthly during the project in Nigeria to give project updates.


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2010
October 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of October 2010 gives project information and updates. UNEP in Ogoniland newsletters were issued monthly during the UNEP project in Nigeria.


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2010
September 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of September 2010 gives project information and updates.


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2010
August 2010 project letter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of August 2010 gives project information and updates.


Download: August2010_OgonilandNewsletter.pdf
2010
Reports and Books
Mangroves of Western and Central Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents new spatial data for mangrove area coverage in West Africa, and brings together for the first time information on the uses of mangroves, current drivers of change and threats to mangroves at the national scale and through 19 country profiles, looking at this in a regional and continental context. The report is illustrated with colour maps throughout.


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2007
Reports and Books
World atlas of great apes and their conservation
United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western gorilla. It gives a thorough background on ape behaviour and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes all fall into the endangered or critically endangered category of the IUCN Red List. This atlas offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range.


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2005
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the export crop sector in Nigeria
United Nations Environment Programme

This study attempted to assess the degree of the impacts of trade liberalization and trade-related policies on the environment, and consider the linked social and economic effects using the cocoa sector and rubber sub-sector for the case study.


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2002
Reports and Books
The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning Processes
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative was established to support the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), a policy framework adopted in February 2006 by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM). SAICM was developed by a multistakeholder and multi-sectoral preparatory committee and supports the achievement of the goal on chemical
management agreed to at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development: that by the year 2020, chemicals will be produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kporghor Gbam (010-001)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It provides the observations and results from one of the individual sites studied in detail, plus the specific risk reduction measures for follow-up action.
This fact sheet should be read in conjunction with the main assessment report.


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