Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Environmental Baseline Study forthe Proposed Expansion of the UNSOA Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya, 2010
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, 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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Bera (019-002)
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
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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Reports and Books
Apell Worldwide
United Nations Environment Programme

Following various technological accidents in both highly industrialised and industrialising countries which resulted in adverse impacts on the environment, the United Nations Environment Programme Industry and Environment office (UNEP IE) launched the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) programme. This report contains twelve national overviews of APELL or APELLlike activities undertaken to prevent and prepare for technological accidents.


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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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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 3: Objectives, Scope and Methodologies
United Nations Environment Programme

A major new independent scientific assessment, carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), shows that pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in the region has penetrated further and deeper than many may have supposed. The assessment has been unprecedented. Over a 14-month period, the UNEP team examined more than 200 locations, surveyed 122 kilometers of pipeline rights of way, reviewed more than 5,000 medical records and engaged over 23,000 people at local community meetings. The environmental restoration of Ogoniland could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to be brought back to full, productive health. The report key findings are alarming both in terms of human health protection and environmental protection.


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UNEP’s Project Concern Feedback Form
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is committed to avoiding or minimizing unintended harm that may be caused by UNEP’s work directly or indirectly to stakeholders. When you have a concern over a UNEP project or activity, we strongly advise you to make an effort to raise it to the relevant UNEP Project Manager, UNEP’s local project partners or consultants or the related UNEP Regional Office prior to contacting the Independent Office for Stakeholder Safeguard-related Response (IOSSR) through this form.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Gbene-Ue, Dor-Um
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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Summaries
Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development - Summary Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a summary of the full assessment study, Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development, to which readers should refer for more detailed analysis as well as statistical data and illustrations. Addressed primarily to national decision makers and international development partners, this summary begins byhighlighting the priority areas for intervention together with an implementation strategy. It then outlines the assessment’s overall messages and elaborates on theme and sector-specific findings, which constitute the basis for the report’s technical recommendations.


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