Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Port Early Warning and Alert Systems: Desk Study
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this desk study is to analyse existing early warning / alert systems and practices for shipments suspected of containing hazardous wastes/substances in ports.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kpite (009-002)
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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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 8: Agboville
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
Water Harvesting for Peacebuilding in South Sudan: An Assessment of Livestock Water Harvesting Structures in Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, and Lakes States
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, South Sudan, Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office

The assessment of water harvesting in South Sudan was aimed at generating lessons needed to support a long-term, cost-effective and environmentally sound programme for livestock water development in South Sudan.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Vuruvuru Dere (010-005)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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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: Okuluebu - Ogale (005-002)
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.


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Reports and Books
Rwanda : From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents a package of practical interventions to assist the ongoing metamorphosis of Rwanda’s economy. It calls for mobilizing and focusing investments in key areas, including ecosystem rehabilitation, renewable energy, conservation agriculture and innovative water and sanitation technologies, holds the best promise for economic growth, job creation and adaptation to climate change.


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Reports and Books
2016-2018 PAGIREL: Plan d’actions pour la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau du bassin versant de la rivière Lukaya
Association des Usagers du Bassin Versat de la Rivière Lukaya

Le PAGIREL s’inscrit dans l’esprit de la nouvelle loi sur les ressources en eau, promulguée en Janvier 2016. Sa mise en oeuvre, fruit d’un processus participatif, inaugure ainsi l’ère d’une gestion des ressources en Eau axée sur les principes de Dublin et susceptible d’impulser le développement durable du bassin versant. Il inspirera la Division d’Implantation des Unités de Gestion de bassins et sousbassins de la Direction des Ressources en Eau (créée en 2012), dans la formulation et le développement de nouvelles initiatives sur d’autres bassins hydrographiques du pays à commencer par celui de la rivière Ndjili.


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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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