Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Environmental Impact Assessment: AMISOM Camps, Mogadishu, Somalia
United Nations Environment Programme, Swedish Defense Research Agency

This EIA provides an assessment of potential positive and negative impacts of the construction and operation of proposed bases on the human, physical and ecological environment. This includes (to the extent possible given the resources available) socioeconomics; community infrastructure and services; health, safety and security issues; natural resources; pollution of air, soil and water resources; and impacts on biodiversity as well as any endangered species of flora and fauna.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nweekol / Zorbuke - K.Dere (019-021)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Reports and Books
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
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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Manuals and Guides
Community Environmental Action Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners in Sudan 
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook provides an overview of tools and approaches that could be used by individuals, groups or organisations to plan, carry out and evaluate environmental management activities on a participatory and sustained basis, either on their own initiative or with outside facilitation and assistance. It should be read in conjunction with the accompanying “CEAP Planning Toolkit”, and the “CEAP Facilitator’s Guide”, also developed by ProAct Network.


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Reports and Books
Destitution, Distortion and Deforestation: The Impact of Conflict on the Timber and Woodfuel Trade in Darfur
United Nations Environment Programme

There is growing concern about the environmental impact of conflict in Darfur, in particular the impact on Darfur’s forest resources, which were already being depleted at an estimated rate of one percent per annum before the conflict. This study begins to investigate these impacts by exploring how the trade in timber and woodfuel has changed since the conflict began, exploring the impact of the massive displacement of Darfur’s population to the main urban centres, of the unprecedented international presence in Darfur, and of humanitarian programming. te this urgent agenda.


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Reports and Books
Towards Integrated Water Resources Management: International Experience in Development of River Basin Organisations
United Nations Environment Programme

This report has been produced as result of the two cycles of programming on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development / UKAID: Darfur IWRM 2007-2009 and Sudan Integrated Environment Project 2009 – 2013. The aim of the report is to support the development of policy and strategy that can take IWRM work forward. It reviews different national strategies for the development of river basin organisations in order to inform dialogue over models that will emerge in the particular context of Sudan. The report builds on a wider programme and series of publications by UNEP. Of particular significance is the 2013 report: “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” to which this report adds its focus on water resources.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Bumene - Korokoro (008-004)
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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Manuals and Guides
Regional Training Manual on Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Zone Managers
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, United Nations Environment Programme

This Training Manual on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Coastal Zone Managers’ is for use in regional training course on DRR for Coastal Zone Managers, aimed at building the capacity of government officials, NGOs, academia and other entities responsible for developing and implementing coastal zone management (CZM) programs/projects by introducing the issues and opportunities for integrating DRR into CZM projects. The knowledge shared through this training will help the participants in developing projects and regulations on coastal areas that incorporate DRR concerns and measures – but will not turn coastal managers into DRR experts. By being trained in this field, coastal zone managers will also better identify which kind of development projects would increase local vulnerabilities.


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Reports and Books
Haiti: South Department Forest Energy supply Chain
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses the socioeconomics of charcoal production in Haiti’s rural South Department as well as potential solutions to prevent the harvesting of valuable tree species and to reduce pressure for wood from key coastal ecosystems. It provides the results of extensive surveying of the charcoal and firewood supply chains from their origin in the South Department to the main markets of Les Cayes and Port-au-Prince. It then assesses and identifies several significant opportunities for UNEP to intervene and add value in the forest energy sector in the South Department.


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