Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Vetiver Briquette: Feasibility Report
Carbon Roots International, Inc

This study evaluates the technical and commercial feasibility of implementing a vetiver briquette initiative in the South. To do so, the report first defines a successful green charcoal venture in Part I, outlining how it should function and what it should be expected to accomplish. Understanding what the vetiver briquette project should achieve, the report then addresses the major factors that are likely to affect the venture’s success. Part II assesses the Southern region’s infrastructure and key resources, as well as the two local markets most pertinent to a green charcoal venture, the charcoal market, and the vetiver industry. Part III addresses feedstock availability, or the quantity of root and leaf biomass available for charcoal production per annum. The report also assesses the availability of a variety of other agricultural by-products that could be used to augment vetiver, such as corn, sugarcane, and cassava.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
On the Hoof: Livestock Trade in Darfur - Policy Briefing Paper
United Nations Environment Programme

This paper highlights the impact of conflict on the livestock trade in Darfur and outlines ways in which that trade can be supported in the future, to benefit livelihoods and the economy in Darfur and nationally. It is based on a research report (UNEP, 2012 ‘On the Hoof: Livestock Trade in Darfur’).


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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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nsioken - Akpajo (003-001)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Manuals and Guides
Community environmental action planning toolkit: Participatory tools and methods to engage communities
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit was developed by ProAct Network as part of a UNEP programme on building regional and national capacity in Community Environmental Action Planning (CEAP) in Darfur. The Toolkit contains 37 participatory tools that have been selected as a starting point for use in a CEAP process. It is intended to be used alongside the accompanying “CEAP Handbook” and “CEAP Facilitator’s Guide”. This paper opens with some key considerations to be taken into account when using these tools and presents each in a standardised format, offering a summary of the tool and what it can be used for, and why and how it should be used.


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Manuals and Guides
Unit-based Sustainability Assessment Tool: A resource book to complement the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership
Togo, Muchaiteyi, Lotz-Sisitka, Heila
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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 5: Assessment of Vegetation, Aquatic and Public Health Issues
United Nations Environment Programme

In this chapter, contamination of non-site specific environmental media, such as air and surface water, is discussed, as is the fate of receptors such as human beings, fish and mangroves, all of which can receive pollution from more than one source. issues of contamination and ensuing issues of contamination and ensuing environmental damage are consequences of oil industry operations that are impacting the health, welfare and livelihoods of the Ogoni community.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aabue - Ueken - Korokoro
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 available at: www.unep.org/nigeria.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets:Gior - K.Dere (019-020)
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
Humanitarian Action and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Disasters and conflicts, as well as relief and recovery operations, impact the environment in ways that threaten human life, health, livelihoods and security. Failure to address these risks can undermine the relief process, causing additional loss of life, displacement, aid dependency and increased vulnerability. Disaster managers and humanitarian workers can take action to avoid this. This document helps to explain how.


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