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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Obaji Oken - Ogale (004-006)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Infographics and Flyers
UNEP Depleted Uranium Awareness
United Nations Environment Programme

Depleted uranium (DU) is a dense metal used in munitions for its penetrating ability and as a protective material in armoured vehicles. It is a toxic and radioactive heavy metal. This flyer on Depleted Uranium Awareness explains what depleted uranium (DU) is, the risks associated with DU exposure, and the precautionary steps to take. Resources for additional information are also listed.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Omunwannwan - Sime (012-001)
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: Okuluebu - Ogale (005-002)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessmentof 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, Project documents
South Sudan Pilot Community Forestry Project: Forest Cover Mapping in Ifwoto and Lainya Payams - Technical Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summaries the work of the UNEP-supported pilot community forestry project for two selected payams in South Sudan. The forest resource mapping exercise covered Lainya Payam of Lainya County and Ifwoto Payam of Torit County in the states of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria respectively. The primary aim of the exercise was to generate an overview of land use maps with special focus on the location and extent of major natural forest areas in the two payams. The communities in these areas rely heavily on the forests and on forest products for their livelihoods so mapping was not limited to forest areas: a key aspect in the relationship between the communities and the forests - and therefore of the exercise - is utilization. The exercise adopted methodologies that have been applied elsewhere by NPA COREMAP (Community Resource Mapping) project. Those methodologies were tailored for the exercise in order to facilitate a focus on forest areas and the human interface zones of settlement and agriculture fields.


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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: Bara Akpor - Botem, Tai
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessmentof 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
Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan (LDCF) - Baseline Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the baseline conditions for the LDCF project, including specific baselines values for all project outcome and output level indicators. Data for this baseline research was collected from February – August 2014; sources of this data include: 1) focused literature reviews (government laws, policies, and strategies, as well as NGO reports); 2) structured interviews with representatives of six government agencies at the national level in Kabul and representatives of ten government agencies in all four target provinces of Badahkshan, Balkh, Bamyan, and Daikundi; 3) consultations with 22 non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in all four target provinces; and 4) consultations with 30 local communities in all four target provinces.


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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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Chapters and Articles
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 4 - Snow
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Snow exerts a huge influence on climate, through its high reflectivity, insulating properties, and cooling of the atmosphere, and on surface hydrology, through its effects on water resources in many parts of the world. Mean monthly snow-cover extent in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased at a rate of 1.3 per cent per decade during the last 40 years, with greatest losses in the spring and summer months. Climate models project significant decreases in snow cover by the end of this century, with reductions of 60 to 80 per cent in snow water equivalent (depth of water resulting from snow melt) in most mid-latitude regions. Increases are projected for the Canadian Arctic and Siberia. Higher temperatures and rises in snow line are projected for many mountain regions. Changes in snow cover, such as the formation of ice layers in snow due to increased frequency of snow thaw, have widespread impacts as snow is an important ecological factor. Snow-cover changes also have impacts on human well-being and economic activities, including water resources, agriculture, animal husbandry, transportation and winter recreation such as skiing.


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