Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Infographics and Flyers
Gender-based Violence and Environment: The Cause of Gender-based Violence: Unequal Distribution of Power in Society Between Women and Men
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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Factsheets
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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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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Manuals and Guides
Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction – Eco-DRR Master’s Module, Instructor’s Manual
Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This is the instructor’s manual for the Master’s module entitled, ”Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)” developed by the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). This Instructor’s Manual summarizes the rationale, goals, and guidance notes for the module and each session.


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Reports and Books
Assessment of Solid Waste Management in Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP conducted a technical mission to study both the technical and institutional issues associated with solid waste management in Liberia. The mission was hosted by the EPA and undertaken between 17– 27 June 2007. This report summarizes its findings.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Baseline Study for the Proposed Relocationing of the UNSOA Logistics Base Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this environmental baseline study (EBS) is to identify, assess, and document the initial environmental conditions on the site. The results from the EBS will be able to serve as a future reference point (baseline), as the EBS is to be periodically updated for the location. In addition to internal use within the mission, the baseline study is also to be held on file for possible use, when required, in discussions withthe host country, regarding damage or pollution claimed to have been caused by the mission.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kporghor Gbam (010-009)
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 Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 17: Plateau Dokoui 2
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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