Reports and Books
Integrated Baseline Study: Port-à-Piment Watershed - Sud Department, Haiti
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a platform to measure indicators of development and poverty reduction over a multi-year time frame. It is also part of ongoing scientific research to understand the interaction and linkage of elements of fragility and vulnerability. The analysis done is based on data collected in 2011 across 10 communes in the Department Sud of Haiti. This report also draws information from previous desk research and bio-physical studies, market, community planning and governance assessments.


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Integrated Baseline Study: Ten Communes of the Southwest Coast, South Department, Haiti 
United Nations Environment Programme

The Côte Sud Initiative’s Integrated Baseline Assessment is a multidisciplinary study that covers social and economic aspects of rural dwellers in Haiti. This report provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in the southwest coast of the South Department of Haiti, designed to serve as a baseline for a larger ongoing monitoring platform. The purpose of the baseline study is to collect statistically significant evidence of the social and economic conditions of the population at the microscale (household) level. It will also provide evidence of the current state of the infrastructure and services offered, at the regional scale. The new data contained within this study is meant to inform decision makers, guide policymakers and support ongoing project design.


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Compendium of Judicial Decisions on Matters Related to Environment: International Decisions - Volume I
United Nations Environment Programme

The compendium of judicial decisions was devised with two objectives. First, it aims to create awareness and
enthusiasm among lawyers and non-lawyers alike on the current trends in the jurisprudence related to environmental
matters. Second, it aims to provide resource materials for reflecting on specific pieces of court decisions from the
point of view of scope and perspective, grounded as they are in the unique legal traditions and circumstances of
different countries and legal jurisdictions.


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A Coast in Common: an Introduction to the Eastern African Action Plan
United Nations Environment Programme

The coastline of Eastern Africa is an area of great physical beauty, rich in living resources. Palm fringed beaches of white coral sand lead down to tranquil lagoons enclosed by spectacular coral reefs with their wealth of colorful fish, shells and corals. The area has vast mangrove forests, high coral cliffs, wide stretches of sand dunes, and numerous offshore and oceanic islands. Yet there are problems in paradise—pollution, habitat destruction, and the pressures of growing populations and tourism. To face these common threats to their marine environment, the nine nations of the region are now working together to manage their shared resources and to find regional solutions to their problems. They are doing this under the auspices of the Eastern African Region, one of the newest of the Regional Seas Programmes initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme.


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A Rapid Assessment of the Impacts of the Iraq-Kuwait Conflict on Terrestrial Ecosystems Part Three: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
United Nations Environment Programme

This report gives an overall assessment of the effects of the Iraq-Kuwait conflict on the terrestrial ecosystems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It also provides a description of the state of the environment in the Kingdom before and after the war, in addition to a draft environmental rehabilitation programme which includes recommendations and measures for the mitigation, rehabilitation and protection of the environment. The assessment was carried out by a UNEP three-man team, who visited the Kingdom (28.8 - 3.9.1991), worked closely with the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration (MEPA), carried out extensive field trips in the eastern region - the site of war activities - and discussed preliminary observations thoroughly with Saudi Experts. The report first dealt with the state of the environment before the Iraq-Kuwait Conflict. It described the physical factors. The area covers 224 million hectares out of which more than 120 million hectares are natural rangeland and which provide wildlife as well as livestock with biomass for feed. The vegetation is typical to the desert environment prevailing in the Arabian Peninsula, where the climate is hot and subjected, for the greater part of the year, to northerly winds moving from Eastern Mediterranean towards the Gulf. Most soils in Saudi Arabia are considered young soils (immature). About one-third of the area is sandy deserts (not stable sand dunes). Loamy shallow soils are distributed all over the country and occupy large areas.


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A Guide to Tailings Dams and Impoundments: Design, Construction, Use and Rehabilitation
United Nations Environment Programme

The design of sate tailings dams is discussed in detail and the control and ope-rational procedures necessary during the protracted construction of tailings dams are described. Many things can change during the construction period, not least that of having to continue raising the dam above its initial design height due to the continuing success of the operation. Should things begin to go wrong, a Chapter is devoted to remedial works that can he carried out in order in maintain stability.


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Mercury Emissions for Coal-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia
United Nations Environment Programme, Basel Convention Regional Centre for South-East Asia

This report presents national information on coal types and coal usage, characterizes the coal-fired power sector in Indonesia and develops an emission inventory for the coal fired energy sector as well as presents other relevant information to improve accuracy of future emission inventories.


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Overview Report II: An Overview of Current Scientific Knowledge on the Life Cycles, Environmental Exposures, and Environmental Effects of Select Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Potential EDCs
United Nations Environment Programme, International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP)

The report serves as a repository of information with the aim to provide a concise and consistent overview of the environmental exposure and effects of a diverse set of EDCs or potential EDCs identified in Report I and to highlight critical knowledge and data gaps. A fact sheet style is used to efficiently present the relevant information for each chemical, including the chemicals’ life cycles including production and use, emission sources, degradation pathways and kinetics, measured environmental concentrations in different regions, and evidence of (potential) adverse endocrine-related effects. The wide range of information included in the fact sheets is intended to serve as an information basis for a wide range of different stakeholders and applications.


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Land Degradation
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility

UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility have worked together on more than 160 projects, promoting sustainable land management practices and helping countries around the world to restore degraded land. This factsheet explores how the two organisations continue to build on their synergies to deliver urgently needed action and long-lasting change.


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Overview Report I: Worldwide Initiatives to Identify Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Potential EDCs
International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP), United Nations Environment Programme

This report reviews existing, publicly accessible initiatives by various stakeholders (governments, industry, civil society and academia) to identify EDCs. In total, 28 initiatives are identified and considered. These initiatives are qualitatively compared and grouped/categorized in terms of their scope, selection criteria, selection processes, and included chemical information.


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