Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 14: Coco-Service
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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aabue - Korokoro (008-001)
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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Reports and Books
A Guide to Afghanistan's 2007 Environment Law
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this brochure is to give the Afghan people, and other interested persons, a basic overview as to why and how the Law was developed, and the implications of the Law for the ordinary person and the government. This brochure should therefore be read in conjunction with the Law itself (see Official Gazette No. 912, dated 25 January 2007).


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Debon - Bodo/ Mogho (019-010)
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
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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Reports and Books
Environmental assessment of two artisanal gold mining sites in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is an environmental assessment of mercury pollution in two artisanal gold mining sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based on fieldwork in Butuzi, South Kivu and Some, Ituri. The purpose of this assessment is to provide technical advice to Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) pioneering ‘Just Gold’ project, which aims to bring legal, conflict-free, and traceable gold from the two aforementioned artisanal mine sites to international markets. In this respect, technical assistance on mercury reduction resulting in increased gold production is also an integral component of the incentive-based model that PAC’s project aims to develop to encourage artisanal producers to sell their gold through legal channels. This study represents the first field assessment of mercury use, emissions and releases to the environment by the artisanal gold mining sector in the DRC.


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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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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 7: Ogoniland’s Path to Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme

While the technical recommendations made in this report are essentially aimed at securing environmental improvements throughout Ogoniland, ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge – one that will require coordinated and collaborative action from all stakeholders. This can only be achieved when there is sufficient dialogue, confidence and trust between all the parties involved.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Bera / Kpor
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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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nweemuu Saanako - Mogho (019-014)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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