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Reports and Books
Rapport d'une Mission de Consultant sur la Conservation des Ressources Genetiques Forestieres dans Certains Pays D'Afrique
United Nations Environment Programme

Cette mission avait pour objet de mettre partiellement en oeuvre le projet FAO/PNUE sur la conservation des ressources gentiques forestires, dans le cadre du Proramme mondial pour une utilisation amelioree des ressources gentiques forestires.


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An Environmental Impact Assessment Framework for Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Commonwealth Secretariat, Earthcare Africa

This environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework attempts to provide broad guidelines to help African countries integrate environmental concerns in their National Development Strategies (NDS) through appropriate political, social and economic structures. In some cases, NDS may need to be completely overhauled to give equal considerations to the environment in the march towards sustainable livelihoods and development. It is envisaged that this framework will provide the necessary direction in the mobilization of national human, institutional and technical capacities and resources. The focus of this framework is on development approaches that address sustainable livelihoods of Africa's populations within the context of sound environment management.


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Sustainability of Sugarcane, Bagasse, Briquettes and Charcoal Value Chains in Kenya: Results and Recommendations from Implementation of the Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators
United Nations Environment Programme
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Meera Lathmarajah: Pollution and the marine environment in the Indian Ocean - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This report attempts to provide a general idea of the sources, levels and effects of marine pol1utante in the Indian Ocean as well as the existence and extent of marine pollution monitoring systems at present available in the area. It is intended to serve as a source document for eventual programmes relating to pollution monitoring and its combatting in the Indian Ocean Area.


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Joint FAO/WHO Food and Animal Feed Contamination Monitoring Programme: Summary of Data Received from Collaborating Centres 1977 to 1980 Part A Countries
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization

Residue data on several contaminants (organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, lead, cadmium, and aflatoxins) in selected foods were collected from designated Collaborating Centres in twenty countries during a preliminary or development phase of this contaminant monitoring programme. These data are given in this document for each Collaborating Centre according to the contaminant analyzed in the food selected. The data include that submitted in the initial stage of the programme which was reviewed in the Summary Report


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Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities
The 1 Gigaton Coalition

While this report clearly demonstrates significant benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, it also highlights untapped potential gains, which the Coalition aims to describe more fully in future reports. For example, REN21’s Global Status Report 2015 states that 164 countries have defined renewable energy targets in 2015, including 131 developing and emerging economies, meaning developing countries have a great capacity to contribute to emissions reductions. The extent to which this is being realized is of more than academic interest. Good examples and positive stories about renewable energy and energy efficiency are motivating more and more countries to take action.


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Environmental Impact Assessment - UNSOA (United Nations Support Office for AMISOM): Proposed Expansion of Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM is a logistics operation that supplies the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with necessary supplies and equipment. The Mombasa logistics base acts as a hub in this operation to which goods from different suppliers are tested for functionality and temporarily stored before being repackaged and shipped by sea to Somalia. Due to increases in troop numbers stationed in Somalia, it is proposed that the logistics base is required to expand – this expansion may take the form of increase in area of the existing base AWL site or the development of a new base within the compound of the Mombasa Airport site. On request from the UN Department for Field Support a reduced scope environmental impact assessment has been conducted to assess key environmental concerns related to the two alternatives. The EIA included looking at potential impacts on the human, physical, and ecological environment. This includes (to the extent possible given the resources available) socioeconomics, community infrastructure and services, health, safety and security issues, natural resources, pollution of air, soils, or water resources, and impacts on protected reserves. The results of the assessment are followed by suggestions on suitable mitigation efforts.


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Chapters and Articles
Energy Profile: Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013, Kenya had a population of 43.69 million. Electricity production in 2015 was 869 ktoe with 36.4 per cent of it generated from sources. Final consumption of electricity in the same year was 738 ktoe (AFREC, 2015).


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Booklets and Brochures
Making the Connection: Economic Growth, Poverty and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

This briefing paper makes the case for mainstreaming environmental considerations into policy, planning and budgeting processes at the national and district level. It substantiates the linkages between economic growth,
poverty and the environment and highlights strategies for reducing poverty and boosting economic growth for both rural and urban dwellers, whilst safeguarding Kenya’s natural heritage for current and future generations.


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Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries Volume VIII: Sectoral Environmental Laws and Regulations
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

The Compendium of Environmental Laws of African Countries was published for the first time in 1996. The 1996 Edition of the Compendium is produced in about four volumes. The first volume contains the framework environmental laws and EIA Regulations only. The remaining volumes are sectoral laws, organized country by the country in alphabetical order.


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