Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Experts’ Background Report on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Natural Resources Benefiting Organized Criminal Groups and Recommendations on MONUSCO’s Role in Fostering Stability and Peace in Eastern DR Congo
United Nations Environment Programme, Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo

The report examines the role of transnational environmental crime as one of several key factors fuelling the protracted conflict cycle in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It makes recommendations on how the Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), in its forthcoming downsizing  phase, might endeavour to support the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address apparent segments of the Congolese political economy that are linked to transnational environmental crime. The report was reviewed at an experts’ meeting held in Goma, DRC, from 17-18 February 2015.


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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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Reports and Books, Project documents
South Sudan Pilot Community Forestry Project: Forest Cover Mapping in Ifwoto and Lainya Payams - Technical Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summaries the work of the UNEP-supported pilot community forestry project for two selected payams in South Sudan. The forest resource mapping exercise covered Lainya Payam of Lainya County and Ifwoto Payam of Torit County in the states of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria respectively. The primary aim of the exercise was to generate an overview of land use maps with special focus on the location and extent of major natural forest areas in the two payams. The communities in these areas rely heavily on the forests and on forest products for their livelihoods so mapping was not limited to forest areas: a key aspect in the relationship between the communities and the forests - and therefore of the exercise - is utilization. The exercise adopted methodologies that have been applied elsewhere by NPA COREMAP (Community Resource Mapping) project. Those methodologies were tailored for the exercise in order to facilitate a focus on forest areas and the human interface zones of settlement and agriculture fields.


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 13: Akouédo 3
United Nations Environment Programme

On 19 August 2006, the ship Probo Koala off-loaded 528 cubic meters of liquid wastes in the port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The material was transferred onto tanker trucks operated by a local contractor, and dumped in twelve different locations around the city. In June 2012, UN Environment received a formal request from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to undertake an independent and scientific environmental audit of the sites that were impacted by the dumping of wastes of the Probo Koala. The Government wished for UN Environment to determine whether the sites continued to pose risks for the environment or for public health, and to make recommendations about additional or corrective clean-up measures that would need to be carried out in case contamination was detected.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kegbara Kpor (019-035)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kpite (009-002)
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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Baranyonwa Dere / Gio
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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Reports and Books
The Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction: Case Study and Exercise Source Book
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption (Eco-DRR/CCA) case study booklet is designed as a guided learning resource and supports a problem-based learning approach. The booklet enables masters students of the Eco-DRR course to work independently on the provided case studies and exercises, but it can also be used as a freestanding publication. The case studies are self-explanatory and no further documents are needed. However, where necessary, the lecturer can support the students with introductory explanations and also prepare for a final in-class discussion of each case study. The case study exercises are recommended to make the students apply the knowledge gained throughout lectures and to get to know ecosystem-based adaptation in different geographical regions and ecozones. We also recommend including the case studies and respective exercises throughout teaching the Eco-DRR module, preferably after having taught the first block or more to equip the students with some applied knowledge on the topic.


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Assessment of energy and water reduction options for the proposed UN House - Juba, South Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Mission in Sudan, United Nations, Department of Field Support

Building on a previous assessment by UNEP and UNSOA of the resource-demand and operating practices of two proposed African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) camps, in Mogadishu, Somalia and Mombasa, Kenya in June 2009, UNEP and UNMIS have collaborated to recommend sustainable technologies and operating practices to be included in the design and construction of the proposed UN House built in Juba, South Sudan, under UNMIS’ supervision. This report provides a set of immediate, medium and long-term recommendations for reducing energy and water footprints.


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 16: Plateau Dokoui 1
United Nations Environment Programme

On 19 August 2006, the ship Probo Koala off-loaded 528 cubic meters of liquid wastes in the port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The material was transferred onto tanker trucks operated by a local contractor, and dumped in twelve different locations around the city. In June 2012, UN Environment received a formal request from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to undertake an independent and scientific environmental audit of the sites that were impacted by the dumping of wastes of the Probo Koala. The Government wished for UN Environment to determine whether the sites continued to pose risks for the environment or for public health, and to make recommendations about additional or corrective clean-up measures that would need to be carried out in case contamination was detected.


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