Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A toolkit for Implementers
United Nations Environment Programme

The focus of this Toolkit is to help address that gap – to provide University staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources, gleaned from the literature, from global case studies and from practice which are intended to inspire, encourage and support Universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. In turn, it is hoped the “green campus” will help inform the “green curriculum”, and extending beyond institutional boundaries, help to catalyse more sustainable communities.


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

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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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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Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Assessing community Resilience and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The following Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit has been developed based on in country experience applying community-based and participatory tools with more than 450 communities across eight of Afghanistan’s most hazard-prone provinces. The toolkit objective is to provide development practitioners, community leaders, and decision-makers a framework for researching, analysing, and understanding the underlying causes of vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change in rural Afghanistan. Armed with this greater knowledge, it is hoped that a foundation for resilience-building activities can be established and concrete actions can be taken to better prepare rural Afghanistan’s communities against natural hazards and the adverse impacts of climate change.


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Summaries
Livelihood security: Climate Change, Conflict and Migration in the Sahel - Executive summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The Sahelian countries (CILSS) are among the poorest countries in the world with the most degraded environments. They are also among the countries that are the most vulnerable to the estimated effects of climate change. This makes the region an area to focus regional and international attention on, in respect to the possible effects of climate change and its potential linkages to migration and/or conflict. This study focuses on the nine countries that form the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel namely, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger, Gambia and Burkina Faso.


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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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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
Sudan: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The goal of the UNEP post-conflict environmental assessment for Sudan was to develop a solid technical basis for medium-term (1-5 years) corrective action in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. This goal was expanded into five objectives: 1. Provide neutral and objective information on the most critical environmental problems facing the country, and on the potential risks to human health, livelihoods and ecosystem services; 2. Recommend strategic priorities for sustainable resource management and identify the actors, timelines and costs necessary for implementation; 3. Facilitate the development of national environmental policy and strengthen the capacity for national environmental governance; 4. Raise awareness and catalyse financial support for environmental projects by national authorities, UN actors, NGOs and donors; and 5. Integrate environmental issues into the recovery and reconstruction process. This report aims to present the post-conflict environmental issues for Sudan in a single concise document accessible to a wide audience of non-experts.


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Reports and Books
Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Law Institute, Oxford Forestry Institute

This Assessment examines the current legal, scientific, and institutional frameworks for protecting biodiversity in Liberia. It focuses on the laws and regulations that directly address biodiversity and is meant to assist Liberia in identifying opportunities for steps to further conserve and sustainably manage its biological resources.


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