Tagged on: Kenya

Reports and Books
Kenya Drought: Impacts on Agriculture, Livestock and Wildlife
United Nations Environment Programme, Government of Kenya

This report is the product of a collaboration between the UNEP Division of Environmental Policy and implementation (DEPI) and the Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSHS) in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Providing an assessment of the impact of the drought of 2000 on livestock and wildlife populations, this report focuses on selected districts within two Savannah ecosystems in Kenya, including the southern rangelands (Kajiado, Narok, and Transmara districts) and the northern rangelands (Laikipia, lsiolo and Samburu districts). This report also provides a comparative analysis of the historical trend of droughts in the and and semi-arid region, represented by the above-mentioned districts, and the high potential areas, represented by the districts of Nakuru and Murang'a. Further discussion is given to the impact of drought on food production, water resources and catchments, and economic development. Finally, this report examines the trends of human population growth and agricultural encroachments into marginal areas, and deforestation as some of the factors responsible for land degradation and enhancement of drought severity.


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Project documents
Project Document: The Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonisation and Institutional Reforms (WIO LME SAPPHIRE)
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme

This Project builds on the previous work completed under the UNDP supported GEF financed Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project in close collaboration with a number of partners. The ASCLME Project delivered the intended regional TDA and ministerially endorsed SAP for the western Indian Ocean LMEs as well as individual Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analyses (MEDAs) for each participating country. The ASCLME Project also created the Western Indian Ocean Sustainable Ecosystem Alliance (WIOSEA). The SAPPHIRE Project aims to support and assist the appropriate and formally mandated government institutions and intergovernmental bodies in the region to implement the activities which they require in order to deliver the SAP and to ensure sustainability of efforts and actions toward long-term management of activities within the LMEs as well as the sustainability of associated institutional arrangements and partnerships. The project’s activities have several cross-cutting themes, which will seek to meaningfully address progress towards meeting UNDP goals and targets with respect to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, early warning of disaster and climate change, SDGs, gender mainstreaming and youth. Throughout the implementation, the project will coordinate closely with the UNDEP GEF WIOLaB SAP project with the intention of harmonizing activities and ultimately combining institutional and administrative process for a single implementation strategy for the two WIO SAPs


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Reports and Books
Strategic Action Plan for Land-Based Sources and Activities Affecting the Marine, Coastal and Associated Fresh Water Environment in the Eastern African Region
United Nations Environment Programme

This report deals mainly with preparation of an inventory of the pollution sources and loads, and offers input on setting priorities and selecting management strategies and programmes.


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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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Reports and Books
Once Burned, Twice Shy? Lessons Learned from the 1997-98 El Niño
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations University, National Center for Atmospheric Research, World Meteorological Organization, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

This assessment reviewed forecasts and impacts of the 1997-98 El Niño, as well as the climate-related early warning and natural disaster preparedness
systems in the following locations in order to improve their ENSO (El Niflo-Southern Oscillation) and other climate-related coping mechanisms; Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Bangladesh, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Based on the lessons drawn from these 16 studies, the project identified research and policy needs and presented ideas for developing regional and national disaster preparedness plans for ENSO's warm (El Niño) and cold (La Nifla) events and their impacts.


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Annual Reports
Investing in People who Walk and Cycle - Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

No-one should die walking or cycling to work or school. The price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven, low-cost and achievable solutions exist. That is why the Share the Road Programme (launched in 2008 by UN Environment and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society) continues to act as an advocate for action, in highlighting best practice and as a convening authority - working with countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.


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Reports and Books
Background Historical of the Mt. Kulal Region of Kenya - IPAL Technical Report Number A-2
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this study was to document the various pressures and influences which have been
exerted on the Project's study area both from within it and from the larger Lake Turkana region. This will assist in more accurate projection by the IPAL of the long-range, trends and temporary
fluctuations in environmental change as well as in the human and stock populations. In addition it will provide another perspective to the present research undertakings on the ecology of the area.


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Reports and Books
Public and Leadership Attitudes to the Environment in for Continents : A Report of a Survey in 14 Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the results of a large multinational survey of public and leadership attitudes to environmental issues; conducted in 14 countries by Louis Harris and Associates for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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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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Reports and Books
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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