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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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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Oboolo (001-002)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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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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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Okenta - Alode (002-006)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheets for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Barabeedom - K.Dere (019-007)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Reports and Books
Reducing Risk through Environment in Recovery Operations: An Initial Review of the Status
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introductory review of the current status of recovery operations in terms of integrating environment and long-term disaster risk reduction. Two case studies, Myanmar and Bangladesh, have been chosen from the environmental management community’s collective experiences in addressing environmental issues in recovery processes, and are used to introduce some concrete lessons learned. The case studies are used to practically illustrate the integration of environmental concerns into recovery.


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Chapters and Articles
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 7 - Frozen ground
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Permafrost temperatures have increased during the last 20–30 years in almost all areas of the Northern Hemisphere. An increase in the depth of the active layer above the permafrost, which thaws in the summer, is less certain. Further increases in air temperatures predicted for the 21st century are projected to initiate widespread permafrost thawing in the subarctic and in mountain regions in both hemispheres. Widespread thawing of permafrost will speed up the decomposition of organic material previously held frozen in permafrost, emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Thawing of ice-rich permafrost may also have serious consequences for ecosystems and infrastructure, and in mountain regions, may reduce the stability of slopes and increase the danger of rock falls and landslides


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Standing Wealth: Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local livelihoods in Sudan 
United Nations Environment Programme

At a time when Sudan is once again turning its attention to agriculture, this study takes a fresh look at what makes livestock production – the backbone of Sudanese agriculture – operate successfully. This study was carried out in Khartoum, West Darfur, North Kordofan and Gedaref States, with three in-depth case studies on sheep, cattle and camel production systems in North Kordofan. The report identifies areas of intervention that could assist the development of a vibrant and sustainable livestock sector based on the principles of pastoral production.


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After the Tsunami: Coastal Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons learnt
United Nations Environment Programme

This report explains what is known about coastal ecosystems in the Indonesian province of Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam (NAD or Aceh), their status before the tsunami of 2004, and how they fared after it. It reviews the ecosystem restoration activities that were undertaken in 2005-2006 by a variety of governmental and non-governmental actors, in partnership with many different stakeholder groups, and updates findings into 2007.


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Reports and Books
Environmental assessment of two artisanal gold mining sites in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is an environmental assessment of mercury pollution in two artisanal gold mining sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based on fieldwork in Butuzi, South Kivu and Some, Ituri. The purpose of this assessment is to provide technical advice to Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) pioneering ‘Just Gold’ project, which aims to bring legal, conflict-free, and traceable gold from the two aforementioned artisanal mine sites to international markets. In this respect, technical assistance on mercury reduction resulting in increased gold production is also an integral component of the incentive-based model that PAC’s project aims to develop to encourage artisanal producers to sell their gold through legal channels. This study represents the first field assessment of mercury use, emissions and releases to the environment by the artisanal gold mining sector in the DRC.


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