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Factsheets
Seed Capital Assistance Facility - [Factsheet]
United Nations Environment Programme

The Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) and backed by the German Federal Environment Ministry together with the British Department for International Development
(DFID). It makes finance available during the development phase of projects being carried out in developing countries and emerging
economies that are aimed at promoting the use of climate-friendly technologies (e.g. renewable energies, energy efficiency).


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2020
East African countries build their capacity and strengthen cooperation to combat illegal trade in Ozone Depleting Substances
United Nations Environment Programme

The meeting focused on the management of seized and unwanted ODS, facilitating legal trade and combatting illegal trade of environmentally sensitive commodities.


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2019
Reports and Books
Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Selected Case Studies from Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

Efforts to protect the environment can have a negative impact on people’s livelihoods if it does not increase livelihood options from the ecosystem. So how do we maintain a healthy environment as
climate changes and at the same time meet people’s needs? Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) may be an answer. This report discusses five case studies related to vulnerable ecosystems and livelihood of people, in the application of EbA in Africa.


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2019
Ghana GFEI Project Disseminates Vehicle Inventory Report and Recommendations for National Fuel Economy Standards
United Nations Environment Programme

A national workshop was held on 23rd January 2018 at the Institute of Environmental Studies in Amasaman, Ghana to disseminate the vehicle inventory report and share results of policy strategies for fuel economy standards in Ghana under the National GFEI Project. The workshop was attended by 57 participants drawn from the following organizations: African Refiners Association, Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Ghana Daewoo Motors, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Institute of Executive Studies, Ghana News Agency, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council, Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana TV3 Network Limited, Metro Mass Transport, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Transport, National Road Safety Commission of Ghana, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Toyota Ghana and UN Environment.


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2018
Serials
UN Environment Office for Africa Newsletter; 2016 Highlights
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter


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2016
Reports and Books
World heritage and tourism in a changing climate
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), Union of Concerned Scientists

This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship between World Heritage and tourism, and how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses.


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2016
Reports and Books
Uganda Wetlands Atlas - Volume II
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Wetlands underpin the livelihoods of people and their integrity is fundamental to national development. The Uganda Wetlands Atlas, Volume II presents a comprehensive overview of the state and pressures on the wetlands in various parts of the country. Satellite and other visual presentations provide a compelling evidence of the changes taking place in the wetlands as a result of human activities. The Atlas identifies key hotspots where wetland degradation is proceeding at such a rapid pace that it now threatens to undermine the security and social fabric of communities. The Atlas sets the context by providing an introductory overview of wetlands management in the country, as well as the institutional, policy and legal framework. The visual analysis is then clustered in seven different wetland systems and basins. The seven wetland systems are; Lake Victoria Basin, Lake Kyoga Basin, Lake Albert Basin, Lake Edward Basin, Albert Nile Basin, Achwa, and Victoria Nile. The Atlas also proposes a series of options to remedy the current degradation and ensure a sustainable use of the country’s wetlands. It is envisaged that this publication will serve as an important reference tool for policy and decision makers, civil society, educators, students, and the general public.


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2016
Reports and Books
Uganda Wetlands Atlas - Volume I
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This publication has been driven by the need to address the rising concerns about the impact of human activities on wetlands in Uganda, particularly those around the Kampala metropolitan area. This visual portrayal is clustered into five major themes: an introductory overview of wetlands management, institutional, policy and legal framework for general awareness of issues in the wetlands of Uganda and the Kampala metropolitan area; a brief overview of major wetland systems in the study area comprised of Kampala City, Mukono and Wakiso districts; a general description of the drivers of wetland changes, with detailed analysis for selected hotspots in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono; wetland pressures, impacts, constraints and opportunities; and strategies for ensuring the wise use of these vital but fragile ecosystems. With up-to-date maps, recent and historical satellite images, ground photographs, data tables, graphs and compelling storylines, the Wetlands Atlas provides a vivid depiction of the state of Uganda’s major urban and peri-urban wetlands. It is envisaged that this Atlas will serve as an important reference tool for policy makers, legislators, corporate bodies, environmentalists, educators, students and the general public.


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2015
Reports and Books
Vital Signs Uganda: The Measure of a Land
Conservation International

Vital Signs (VS) was designed to address this challenge by providing integrated, near real-time measurements of agriculture, ecosystem services, and human well-being. These measurements are made at all of the scales relevant to agricultural decision making—from a household to a farm, a landscape, and at the scale of a nation.


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2014
Reports and Books
Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Kampala
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the findings of a knowledge assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) for the city of Kampala, Uganda, that was conducted in 2012. It examines the state of UPA in the city through the lens of intensifying urban pressures and increasing climate risks with the objective of identifying how these and other drivers potentially interact to affect the long-term sustainability of UPA, and what response options are needed to address existing and emerging challenges.


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2014