Tagged on: Africa

Reports and Books
Regional Synthesis Report on the Status of Pollution in the Western Indian Ocean Region
United Nations Environment Programme, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

The focus of this report is on land-based sources of marine pollution, typically addressed under the UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) and the Nairobi Convention. It does not deal with sea-based sources of marine pollution (e.g. maritime transportation and offshore dumping of waste), which are typically dealt with under other international conventions.


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2009
Reports and Books
Regional Synthesis Report on the Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional frameworks in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region
United Nations Environment Programme, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

The main purpose of the report is to provide baseline knowledge of the gaps in the legal, policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for dealing with Land-based Sources and Activities (LBSA) issues in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region. The report forms part of a process towards the development of a new LBSA Protocol to the Convention for the management, protection and development of the coastal and marine environment in the Eastern Africa region (in short referred to as Nairobi Convention). The study is intended to create momentum towards necessary changes in legal and other frameworks as the Region looks forward to implement the proposed LBSA Protocol.


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2009
Booklets and Brochures
Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa - 29 August 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization
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2009
Report of the Second Extraordinary Meeting on Climate Change - African Ministerial Conference on the Environment: Second Extraordinary Meeting on Climate Change
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

Report of the second extraordinary meeting on climate change


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2009
Reports and Books
Freshwater under threat: Africa-Asia Summary - Vulnerability Assessment of Freshwater Resources to Environmental Change.
United Nations Environment Programme

Africa and Asia's dependence on natural resources makes their people most vulnerable to environmental change. This vulnerability includes both natural and human phenomena, including climate change and variability, pollution, population growth, competition for water resources, data availability and quality, and knowledge gaps. Vulnerability assessments of water resources are urgently needed on both continents, as ecosystems are already endangered, threatening the livelihoods of the many poor who are least capable of adapting to environmental change.


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2008
1st Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) International Conference: Practical Conference Outcomes
United Nations Environment Programme
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2008
Status Report on Implementation of the Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development over the Period June 2006–May 2008 - Report by the Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The action plan is a response to the call by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) for the development and adoption of an environment initiative to address Africa’s environmental challenges, while at the same time combating poverty and promoting social and economic development.


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2008
Status Report on Implementation of the Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development over the Period June 2006–May 2008 - Report by the Secretariat
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The action plan is a response to the call by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) for the development and adoption of an environment initiative to address Africa’s environmental challenges, while at the same time combating poverty and promoting social and economic development.


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2008
Report of the Ministerial Segment held from 10 to 12 June 2008: African Ministerial Conference on the Environment - Twelfth Session
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment - report of the ministerial segment


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2008
Report of the Ministerial Segment held from 10 to 12 June 2008
United Nations Environment Programme, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

The ministerial segment of the twelfth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was held in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 June 2008.


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2008