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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Book chapter
Gender Equality: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls
World Bank

Goal 5 offers an opportunity to deliver transformative actions for addressing these constraints and for accelerating progress toward stronger economies.

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UNEP Depleted Uranium Awareness
United Nations Environment Programme

Depleted uranium (DU) is a dense metal used in munitions for its penetrating ability and as a protective material in armoured vehicles. It is a toxic and radioactive heavy metal. This flyer on Depleted Uranium Awareness explains what depleted uranium (DU) is, the risks associated with DU exposure, and the precautionary steps to take. Resources for additional information are also listed.

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Assessment report
Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Law Institute, Oxford Forestry Institute

This Assessment examines the current legal, scientific, and institutional frameworks for protecting biodiversity in Liberia. It focuses on the laws and regulations that directly address biodiversity and is meant to assist Liberia in identifying opportunities for steps to further conserve and sustainably manage its biological resources.

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Case Study
River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce flood and gully erosion risks and support community livelihoods through applying Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya River basin, located in the outskirts of the capital Kinshasa. The project clearly demonstrated that Eco-DRR can be successfully applied through an IWRM framework. The overall success of the field demonstrations is evident by the strong community uptake of the interventions for their multiple benefits, including soil stabilization, flood and gully erosion risk reduction, as well as boosting agricultural yields and household incomes.

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Book/Report, Policy/strategy document
Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015-2024: Strengthening Sustainable Development in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP) is to enhance community environmental education and training within the continent, through various formal education, training, lifelong learning and capacity building programmes and projects, encouraging participation of both males and females equally. These programmes and projects are envisaged to fundamentally improve the environmental, societal and economic state of Africa for the benefit of Africa’s people, and are closely aligned to the five AMCEN flagship programmes.

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Humanitarian Action and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Disasters and conflicts, as well as relief and recovery operations, impact the environment in ways that threaten human life, health, livelihoods and security. Failure to address these risks can undermine the relief process, causing additional loss of life, displacement, aid dependency and increased vulnerability. Disaster managers and humanitarian workers can take action to avoid this. This document helps to explain how.

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UNEP’s Project Concern Feedback Form
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is committed to avoiding or minimizing unintended harm that may be caused by UNEP’s work directly or indirectly to stakeholders. When you have a concern over a UNEP project or activity, we strongly advise you to make an effort to raise it to the relevant UNEP Project Manager, UNEP’s local project partners or consultants or the related UNEP Regional Office prior to contacting the Independent Office for Stakeholder Safeguard-related Response (IOSSR) through this form.

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