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 5: MACA 1
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
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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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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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
Environment and Reconstruction in Aceh: Two Years after the Tsunami
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses environmental conditions in Indonesia’s Nanggröe Aceh Darussalam province (Aceh) and Nias, in the province of North Sumatra, two years after the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. It identifies the key issues and provides recommendations to strengthen reconstruction efforts, help the region achieve sustainable development and reduce risks from future potential disasters.


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Reports and Books
Assessing the Effectiveness of Fuel-efficient Stove Programming: A Darfur-wide Review
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the review was “to conduct a critical review of the effectiveness of Darfur Fuel-efficient stove (FES) programmes as measured by their stated objectives versus assessed outcomes, and make recommendations for the future”. Key factors that were to be examined included relevance, effectiveness and fuel-efficiency impact, cost-effectiveness, adoptability, sustainability, replicability, geographic coverage and targeting, community participation and capacity-building, and co-ordination/integration.


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Reports and Books
Alternative Domestic Energy Options for Darfur: A Review
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the Darfur Alternative Energy Project (DAEP) was to undertake a review of the current situation, including an economic and policy analysis, with a view to identifying viable and appropriate alternative energy options that could reduce the consumption of fuelwood and charcoal and hence slow deforestation in Darfur. This review is based on extensive background research, consultations and field missions.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Okponandonwa - Alode (002-004)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Reports and Books
Integrating Environment in Post-conflict Needs Assessments: UNEP Guidance Note
United Nations Environment Programme

the purpose of this guidance note is to i) Advise PCNA practitioners on how to ensure knowledge of environment issues is available and used during the PCNA process; ii) Facilitate the identification of priority interventions that may be considered for inclusion in the TRF; and iii) Give guidance on core indicators relevant for most any context, as well as suggested indicators for specific contexts to enable monitoring and evaluation of environmental issues.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nkeleoken - Alode (002-002)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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