Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Targeting a Theme in Environmental Assessment: Human Vulnerability Due to Environmental Change
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Cibler un thème d’évaluation environnementale: la vulnérabilité humaine due au changement environnemental
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Project documents
Environmental Survey of Ogoniland: Project document
United Nations Environment Programme

In July 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received a formal request from the Government of Nigeria for “Supervision of Remediation of the Cleanup of Oil Contamination in Ogoniland”. In order to understand the context of the request and expectations from the Government, UNEP's Executive Director sent a mission to Nigeria. Following the initial scouting mission, a technical mission was sent to the River State to meet with the local government and stakeholders to explain to them the scope of the assessment and obtain their reaction. The team undertook an aerial reconnaissance over the entire area and ground-truthing visits to selected areas. The team also visited the SPDC office to collect various documents and maps related to Ogoniland oil fields. This project document is prepared based on the inputs received during the field visits.


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2007
Reports and Books
Governance for Peace over Natural Resources: A Review of Transitions in Environmental Governance across Africa as a Resource for Peacebuilding and Environmental Management in Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

This report sets out some potential building blocks for reforming and rebuilding environmental governance in Sudan, drawing lessons from international environmental governance frameworks and from the experiences of other African nations, for example: processes to establish international environmental governance; how they have combined customary and statutory mechanisms for natural resource management; and how they have addressed issues of land tenure in peace processes.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aabue - Korokoro (008-001)
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 available at: www.unep.org/nigeria.


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Reports and Books
Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL Mosul, Iraq: Rapid Scoping Mission July-August 2017 - Technical Note
United Nations Environment Programme

Technical Note from a scoping mission to Mosul, Iraq, to analyse the environmental impact of areas retaken from ISIL. During his visit to Iraq in May 2017, Erik Solheim responded positively to the government’s request for support in conducting an assessment of the environmental impacts in areas formerly occupied by ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, alias Daesh). The Head of UN Environment witnessed first-hand the devastating environmental impacts affecting the inhabitants of Qayarrah town, 60 kilometres south of Mosul, from oil wells deliberately set on fire. ISIL’s scorched earth tactics provide a dramatic illustration of how pollution from conflicts and deliberate sabotage and looting of industrial facilities and civil infrastructure can affect people’s health and livelihoods for decades, and impede reconstruction and peacebuilding efforts.


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Reports and Books
Rwanda : From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents a package of practical interventions to assist the ongoing metamorphosis of Rwanda’s economy. It calls for mobilizing and focusing investments in key areas, including ecosystem rehabilitation, renewable energy, conservation agriculture and innovative water and sanitation technologies, holds the best promise for economic growth, job creation and adaptation to climate change.


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Reports and Books
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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Factsheets
River Partners: Managing Watersheds for Flood Risk Reduction and Water Quality: Eco-DRR project fact sheet: Democratic Republic of Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a site fact sheet for the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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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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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