Tagged on: Africa

Serials
UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter - Jan-Feb 2017
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
Enforcement of Environmental Law: Good Practices From Africa and Asia (Volume II): Co-operation between United Nations Environment Programme and China
United Nations Environment Programme, China ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Centre

This second volume of selected good practices in enforcement of environmental law from African and Asia countries compiles and documents a set of good practices that were shared from enforcement experts who attended the Second Africa-Asia Expert Meeting on Enforcement of Environmental Law, held in Kunming, China, 1-4 December 2015. The good practices are presented in three categories accordingly: (i) innovative joint enforcement action (Chapter 2), (ii) legal aspects of calculation and compensation of environmental damage (Chapter 3), and (iii) measuring enforcement actions (Chapter 4), with the intention of providing other countries with different perspectives and options that can be used to strengthen their environment enforcement systems. At the end of each category of good practices, the challenges related to that topic are identified and the recommendations are put forward to address those challenges.


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Reports and Books
Atlas of Africa Energy Resources
United Nations Environment Programme, African Development Bank

This Atlas compiles and synthesizes regional and national information. It presents the scale and distribution of energy resources, production and consumption trends, as well as the existing potential for environmentally sustainable expansion. It will stimulate decision makers, planners, investors, energy experts, businesses and citizens to take actions to achieve sustainable, modern and affordable energy for all in Africa.


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Reports and Books
African Elephant Fund: Transforming Strategies into Action
United Nations Environment Programme

The African Elephant Fund, which is a partnership venture between the United Nations Environment Programme, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, donor States and range States, have been working together to curtail the growing threats to elephant populations. Efforts to meet this objective have been stepped up since the adoption of the Action Plan in 2010. The lessons learned and recommendations outlined in this publication offer comparative strategies for possible replication in implementing the Action Plan, serving potentially as a critical resource for policymakers, development practitioners and those involved in the conservation of elephants. It is hoped that country initiatives such as these will continue to be developed and lend further momentum to national and regional efforts to strengthen elephant conservation.


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Serials, Policy and Strategy Documents
Gender and Environment: Empowering Rural Women: Access to Land and Natural Resources - SDG Policy Brief No. 002
United Nations Environment Programme

Women constitute approximately half of the rural labour force and are economically active in each subsector of the rural economy. Their livelihoods are often based on access to and control over natural resources. The potential economic gains from reducing the gender gap translate into significant poverty reduction and improved nutritional outcomes.


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Reports and Books
Africa Waste Management Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

Following the success of the Global Waste Management Outlook, IETC has been leading the development of a series of regional and thematic WM outlook. The Africa WM Outlook is part of this series and looks at the continent's trends in waste management and calls for action for improvements in the sector


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Summaries
Africa Waste Management Outlook - Summary for Decision-makers
United Nations Environment Programme

Following the success of the Global Waste Management Outlook, IETC has been leading the development of a series of regional and thematic WM outlook. The Africa WM Outlook is part of this series and looks at the continent's trends in waste management and calls for action for improvements in the sector.


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