Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

UN Environment Organigramme - January 2017
United Nations Environment Programme
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Programme performance report
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment this year commemorates 45 years of its existence with a track record in leading efforts to protect our environment. Established in December 1972 as a follow up to the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, UN Environment further strengthened its strategic leadership in 2016, exercising its role as a global authority on the environment. It implemented its Medium Term Strategy and Programme of Work, strengthening
its partnership with governments, local authorities, the UN system, the scientific community, business, investors, and civil society. No stakeholder was left behind in the joint effort to address the challenges of sustainability and resilience.

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Haiti - Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone 
United Nations Development Programme

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18 month long assessment of the border between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income country. It provides up-to-date information and confirms the close relationship that exists between the state of trans-boundary natural resources, poverty, and recurring social conflicts.

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Haiti’s South Department: Major Achievements in Sustainable Development 2011-2016
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet outlines the major achievements in sustainable development in Haiti from 2011 to 2016.

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Sustainable Water Harvesting Projects for Livestock Water in South Sudan: Guidelines on Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESEA)
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, South Sudan, Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office

These guidelines provide the essential environmental and socioeconomic assessment tools that planners and practitioners need to identify and integrate
environmental and socioeconomic considerations into their development plans and implementation of water harvesting projects.

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Policy/strategy document
Managing Watersheds for Urban Resilience: Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction

This policy brief is intended to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable watershed management for resilient urban planning, and to provide recommendations on how city and municipal governments can effectively utilize a watershed management approach for urban risk reduction. The policy brief aims to contribute towards the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” and strategic outcomes of the 2011 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Through four different case studies this brief demonstrates how ecosystem-based approaches in watershed management can provide complementary solutions to help achieve urban development goals, as well as protect people and development investments against water-related disasters and climate change.  

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Book chapter
Reduced Inequalities: Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries
World Bank

By providing a platform for sustained income growth among the poorer segments of society, Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities
between a country’s citizens and to promote shared prosperity and gains in wealth for all.

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Assessment report
Iraq institutional Capacity Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP initiated this institutional assessment of the Ministry of Environment as part of its project for Strengthening Environmental Governance in Iraq. The assessment found the Iraqi Ministry of Environment to be fully operational, with competent staff and functioning legislation. While its work covers all areas of environmental management, including lawmaking and law enforcement, the Ministry’s core strength is in environmental monitoring, due to its historical background as the monitoring arm of the Ministry of Health. These three roles should in future be segregated, and the law-making and inspection capabilities reinforced. The Ministry is currently working on both these issues. In addition, a new framework law on the environment is being developed, which should be followed by a new set of standards and regulations. The Ministry is also being reorganized to better carry out its current mandate. Once these activities are completed, the lawmaking and enforcement components can be strengthened.

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Book chapter, Training document
Cibler un thème d’évaluation environnementale: la vulnérabilité humaine due au changement environnemental
United Nations Environment Programme
Assessment report
Integrating Environment in Post-conflict Needs Assessments: UNEP Guidance Note
United Nations Environment Programme

the purpose of this guidance note is to i) Advise PCNA practitioners on how to ensure knowledge of environment issues is available and used during the PCNA process; ii) Facilitate the identification of priority interventions that may be considered for inclusion in the TRF; and iii) Give guidance on core indicators relevant for most any context, as well as suggested indicators for specific contexts to enable monitoring and evaluation of environmental issues.

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