Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Ogale (004-004)
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: Nsioken - Akpajo (003-001)
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: Korokoro
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
Environmental Impact Assessment - UNSOA (United Nations Support Office for AMISOM): Proposed Expansion of Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM is a logistics operation that supplies the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with necessary supplies and equipment. The Mombasa logistics base acts as a hub in this operation to which goods from different suppliers are tested for functionality and temporarily stored before being repackaged and shipped by sea to Somalia. Due to increases in troop numbers stationed in Somalia, it is proposed that the logistics base is required to expand – this expansion may take the form of increase in area of the existing base AWL site or the development of a new base within the compound of the Mombasa Airport site. On request from the UN Department for Field Support a reduced scope environmental impact assessment has been conducted to assess key environmental concerns related to the two alternatives. The EIA included looking at potential impacts on the human, physical, and ecological environment. This includes (to the extent possible given the resources available) socioeconomics, community infrastructure and services, health, safety and security issues, natural resources, pollution of air, soils, or water resources, and impacts on protected reserves. The results of the assessment are followed by suggestions on suitable mitigation efforts.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Audit of the Sites Affected by the Dumping of Toxic Wastes from the Probo Koala
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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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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Reports and Books
UNEP in Haiti: 2010 Year in Review
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a snapshot of the acute and chronic environmental issues facing the country and UNEP’s efforts to help resolve them. It gives an insight into the types of activities and challenges that UNEP and its partners have to deal with in such a post-disaster setting, and sets out lessons learned so that UNEP itself – and other environmental organizations – can better understand and prepare to assist in the event of future major crises.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Sibari - Gbe (019-032)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Summaries
From conflicto a la consolidación de la paz: La función de los recursos naturales y el medio ambiente
United Nations Environment Programme

This report, which inaugurates a new policy series by UNEP on the environmental dimensions of disasters and conflicts, aims to summarize  the current academic knowledge and field experience on the linkages between environment, conflict and peacebuilding, and to demonstrate the need for those linkages to be addressed in a more coherent and systematic way by the UN, Member States and other stakeholders. Written to inform UN entities, Member States and other peacebuilding actors, it presents fourteen case studies and provides key recommendations for addressing natural resources and the environment in conflict management.


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Reports and Books
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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