Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

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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UNEP in Iraq: Post-conflict Assessment, Clean-up and Reconstruction
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a compilation of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Its objectives are i) to provide a complete description of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006; ii) To make an objective assessment of the impacts of UNEP’s intervention; and iii) To document the lessons learned by UNEP in implementing activities in a complex situation such as Iraq.


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Depleted uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective was to examine the possible risks from any remaining depleted uranium (DU) contamination of ground, water, air and biota, as well as from solid pieces of DU still in the environment, and on that basis recommend any justified countermeasures. The assessment also aims to gain an overview on the storage of radioactive waste and sources, as well as radioactive waste management within Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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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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Factsheets
Haiti’s South Department: Major Achievements in Sustainable Development 2011-2016
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet outlines the major achievements in sustainable development in Haiti from 2011 to 2016.


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Building Resilience, Integrating Gender: Women, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

This paper’s goals are twofold. First is to shine greater light on the valuable contributions that women play in the management of natural resources and maintaining healthy ecosystems in Afghanistan. Second is to expand on these contributions and provide concrete recommendations for mainstreaming gender into sectoral policies, increase gender equality in decision-making, and strengthen community-level resilience to natural hazards andclimate change in Afghanistan.


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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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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: Ochanni - Ebubu (001-009)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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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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