Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Summaries
Haiti - Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This document provides up-to-date information and confirms the close relationship that exists between the state of transboundary natural resources, poverty, and recurring social conflicts.


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2013
Manuals and Guides
Community Environmental Action Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners in Sudan - Synthesis Report
United Nations Environment Programme

The Synthesis provides an overview of tools and approaches that could be used by individuals, groups or organisations to plan, carry out and evaluate environmental management activities on a participatory and sustained basis, either on their own initiative or with outside facilitation and assistance.


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2013
Summaries
Greening the blue helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

This is the executive summary of the Greening the Blue Helmets report. The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of how peacekeeping operations affect and are affected by natural resources and environmental conditions. At the same time, the report also highlights the positive efforts that have been undertaken to reduce the environmental impacts of UN peacekeeping operations. This report shows that peacekeeping operations not only have important natural resource implications, as well as significant impacts on the environment, but also that natural resources are often a fundamental aspect of conflict resolution, livelihoods and confidence-building at the local level. The report is divided into two main parts. Part 1 reviews the environmental management of peacekeeping operations and showcases good practices, technologies and behaviours that have already been adopted. Part 2 examines the role that peacekeeping operations have played in stabilizing countries where violent conflicts have been financed by natural resources – including diamonds, gold, timber and oil – or driven by grievances over their ownership, access and control. It has been developed by UNEP in consultation with a number of international experts and nongovernmental organizations.


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2012
Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Buemene-Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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2011
Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 4: Assessment of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter deals with site-specific land contamination issues where the focus was on soil and groundwater contamination. Sites were assessed on a case-by case basis, where it was often possible to pinpoint the source of the contamination and identify the operator responsible for clean-up.


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2011
Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 2: Background to Environmental Degradation in Ogoniland
United Nations Environment Programme

This section describes in detail Ogoniland’s environmental setting and oil industry operations.


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2011
Reports and Books
Environment and Humanitarian Action Country Study: Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The Afghanistan Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. The study provides guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve environmental mainstreaming in a protracted crisis.


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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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Factsheets
Wadi Partners: Improving Food Security and Livelihoods in the Drylands of Darfur: Eco-DRR project fact sheet: Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a site fact sheet for the Sudan ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) project conducted by UNEP and the European Commission from 2012-2015. It highlights the project’s key partnerships, interventions and targets.


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Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kpopghor Gbam
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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