Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Environmental Audit of the Sites Affected by the Dumping of Toxic Wastes from the Probo Koala
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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Manuals and Guides
Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction – Eco-DRR Master’s Module, Instructor’s Manual
Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This is the instructor’s manual for the Master’s module entitled, ”Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)” developed by the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). This Instructor’s Manual summarizes the rationale, goals, and guidance notes for the module and each session.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Oboolo (001-002)
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: Sivibiragbara - Bodo (019-045)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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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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Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Assessing the Future
United Nations Environment Programme
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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 13: Akouédo 3
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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Reports and Books
Proceedings of the Eco-DRR Study Tour, Kyrgyzstan - “Central Asian Exchange for Ecosystems and Disaster Linkages”
United Nations Environment Programme

"This report describes the proceedings of the Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction Study Tour in Kyrgyzstan on 10-14 November 2014 which brought together participants from three countries – Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan to facilitate knowledge exchange and experience sharing, as well as to create a strong Eco-DRR network in the region."


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kpite / Biara (009-010)
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
MAP-X: Mapping and Assessing the Performance of Extractive Industries
United Nations Environment Programme, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

This brochure outlines the benefits, key functionalities, scales, and components of the information management platform "Mapping and Assessing the Performance of Extractive Industries (MAP-X)"


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