Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Water Issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Challenges and Opportunities - Technical Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This technical report comprises an integral part of the broader United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) post-conflict environmental assessment (PCEA) of the DRC. The UNEP PCEA aims to evaluate the key environmental problems and threats facing the DRC and propose strategic options and practical recommendations to address them in the short term. This study focuses on the key challenges in the water sector, which in the case of the DRC are strongly centred on drinking water supply. It was prepared in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MENCT) and various national and international partners.


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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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Reports and Books
Assessing the Effectiveness of Fuel-efficient Stove Programming: A Darfur-wide Review
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the review was “to conduct a critical review of the effectiveness of Darfur Fuel-efficient stove (FES) programmes as measured by their stated objectives versus assessed outcomes, and make recommendations for the future”. Key factors that were to be examined included relevance, effectiveness and fuel-efficiency impact, cost-effectiveness, adoptability, sustainability, replicability, geographic coverage and targeting, community participation and capacity-building, and co-ordination/integration.


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Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A toolkit for Implementers
United Nations Environment Programme

The focus of this Toolkit is to help address that gap – to provide University staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources, gleaned from the literature, from global case studies and from practice which are intended to inspire, encourage and support Universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. In turn, it is hoped the “green campus” will help inform the “green curriculum”, and extending beyond institutional boundaries, help to catalyse more sustainable communities.


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Summaries
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The report represents the best available understanding of what has happened to the environment of Ogoniland – and the corresponding implications for affected populations – and provides clear operational guidance as to how that legacy can be addressed. This executive summary presents a summary of the report’s key findings and recommendations.


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Statement
Statement by Mr. Achim Steiner: Executive director, United Nations Environment Programme - Launch of the DR Congo Post-Conflict environment assessment – Synthesis for policy makers
United Nations Environment Programme

Statement by the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, on the launch of the Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Recommended Strategy for Conflict Resolution of Competing High Pasture Claims of Settled and Nomadic Communities in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this document is to lay out a possible road map through which conflicts between settled populations and nomads over access to summer pastures may begin to be resolved. It does not attempt to resolve the conflict but to lay out factors which need to be taken into account and to suggest a workable process. The overall goal is to advance peace and sustainable pasture utilization, impeded by these conflicts.The road-map is prepared for all stakeholders including settled and nomadic communities themselves and their traditional and political representatives.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Wiibusuu - Kpean
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 Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Sivibiragbara - Bodo (019-045)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 4: Koumassi (Industrial Zone)
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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