Factsheet
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 15: Abobo Sagbé
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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Book/Report
Pensamento do Ciclo de Vida: Negócios conscientes à caminho da sustentabilidade
Sebrae, United Nations Environment Programme

Nesta cartilha, o empresário encontrará uma introdução prática sobre o pensamento de ciclo de vida e outras ferramentas, que podem ser aplicadas a empresas de qualquer porte. Para os pequenos negócios que buscam incorporar a sustentabilidade em seus modelos de negócios e, assim, tornarem-se fornecedoras de bens e serviços sustentáveis para grandes empresas e para o público em geral, a análise do pensamento de ciclo de vida é essencial.


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Factsheet
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 16: Plateau Dokoui 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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Book/Report
A Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis: Assessing South Africa's Potential
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Action on Green Economy

The main objectives of this report are to identify and assess economic sectors that offer particular trade opportunities from the perspective of green industrial development; inform a subsequent sector-specific assessment of opportunities at the green industry and trade nexus; and provide recommendations for policymakers on how to further harness the identified opportunities in key sectors. The research followed a two-stage approach, structured against an exploratory phase and, subsequently, targeted case studies.


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Book/Report
Building Resilience, Integrating Gender: Women, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

This paper’s goals are twofold. First is to shine greater light on the valuable contributions that women play in the management of natural resources and maintaining healthy ecosystems in Afghanistan. Second is to expand on these contributions and provide concrete recommendations for mainstreaming gender into sectoral policies, increase gender equality in decision-making, and strengthen community-level resilience to natural hazards andclimate change in Afghanistan.


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Factsheet
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 17: Plateau Dokoui 2
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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Book/Report
Eco-efficient Cements: Potential Economically Viable Solutions for a Low-CO2 Cement-based Materials Industry
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summarises the main conclusions of an inventory and analysis on low-CO2, eco-efficient cement-based materials, carried out by a multi-stakeholder working group initiated by the United Nations Environment Program Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI). The cement industry has already achieved significant reductions in the CO2 emissions associated with cement production, mainly through increased energy efficiency, use of alternative fuels including a wide range of wastes, as well as through clinker substitution. In addition to these traditional solutions, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been identified as necessary to achieve the remaining reductions needed to keep global warming to below 2°C vs. pre-industrial levels.


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Book/Report
Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience
Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Considering the significance of Indonesia’s peatlands for the environment as well as for the livelihoods of the communities surrounding the area, Indonesia has prioritized its environmental strategy to restoring degraded peatland, conserving the remaining good peatland and providing alternative livelihood for communities living inside and surrounding peatland. Several measures were taken including issuing policy and regulations reflecting the commitment for better peatland management, developing institutional arrangements to deal with problems in peatland management, conducting research and development to better manage Indonesia’s peatland, and providing incentives for conservation and sustainable management of peatland.


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Guideline
Gender and Environment: Support Kit for UN Environment Staff
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this support kit is to help UN Environment staff understand the relevance of gender in their specific field and provide entry points for integration of gender in project cycle activities and communications. The support kit builds on the UN Environment
Policy and Strategy for Gender and theEnvironment 2014–2017 and aims to provide practical guidance for strengthening gender
considerations within UN Environment’s work.


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Guideline
Variables Ambientales en la Medición Multidimensional de la Pobreza: Guía Práctica y Ejemplos de America Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El documento presenta una guía didáctica con una propuesta práctica para la incorporación de las variables ambientales más relevantes para cada país en los sistemas de medición de pobreza; esta guía consiste en una propuesta de doce pasos, ilustrados a través de ejemplos prácticos.


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