Tagged on: Kenya

2013 Tongji University Sino-African Summer School Visit to UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013
Reports and Books
Building inclusive green economies: success stories from South-South Cooperation
United Nations Environment Programme

This report shows how South-South Cooperation is playing a key role to identify solutions to sustainable development challenges, as well as delivering new ideas and resources to advance the global transformation to an inclusive Green Economy.


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2013
Serials
UNEP global environmental alert service: December 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue is about the great migrations of wildebeest in East Africa.


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2013
Reports and Books
The clean energy voyage
United Nations Environment Programme

The Clean Energy Voyage explores the rapid progress with clean energy technologies, policies and projects over the past decade, and explores the many myths about the potential for a global economy powered by clean energy. From innovative transport schemes in Paris, to the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, and the clean energy finance companies of New York, the publication uses destinations across the developing and developed world to highlight the factors for success and, at times, the reasons for failure in efforts to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.


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2013
Reports and Books
The role of forest for the Kenyan economy
United Nations Environment Programme

This report deals with the economic valuation of the forestry sector, its linkages to the Kenyan industries and the drivers of consumption. Moreover, an input-output approach is used to quantify the indirect effects of regulating ecosystem services on the economy and to discuss sustainable forest management in the light of REDD+.


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2012
Reports and Books
Inventory of Mercury Releases in Kenya
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resource, Kenya

This inventory is prepared by an interministerial team under the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources as part of the preparations for national actions to address the growing emissions of mercu-ry, in November 2011 as part of the preparations for Kenya’s participation in the negotiations for a legally bidding mechanism for mercury emission.


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2012
Reports and Books
The Role and Contribution of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem Services to the Kenyan Economy
United Nations Environment Programme

Forests and their related ecosystem services play an important role in supporting economic activities and human well-being. This publication highlights the importance and contribution of Kenya's montane forests or 'water towers' to its economy. The value-added by forest services to Kenya's economic sectors have either consistently been undervalued or ignored by headline economic indicators such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Measuring and understanding the economic value of forests is important for decision-making processes including planning and budgetary allocations. The recently concluded UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) has re-affirmed and underlined the need to better account for natural capital and critical ecosystems such as forests and urged member states to use a 'new system of environmental and economic accounts’ towards a transition to a Green Economy. This publication represents some of the on-going efforts by the Government of Kenya in this direction, including its recently launched Green Economy initiative and the country's overarching development aspirations embedded in the strategic document entitled 'Vision 2030'. Among the six sectors identified as priorities within the Medium Term Plan 2008-2012 of Vision 2030, at least four (agriculture, tourism, wholesale and retail trade), which make up the largest part of Kenya's GDP, have linkages either directly or indirectly to montane forests and the crucial services they provide. Other sectors supported by forests include energy, inland fisheries and manufacturing.


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2012
Reports and Books
Kenya wetland atlas
United Nations Environment Programme

Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems in Kenya. This atlas details many of Kenya's wetlands and the specific pressures facing them.


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2012
Reports and Books
Economic Analysis of mangrove forests: a case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

This study was undertaken as part of UNEP efforts of promoting forests as a significant green economy asset for Kenya. Forests should be taken into account when calculating the national accounts because the global rush for land and the increasing demand for agricultural products and urban infrastructure continue to intensify the pressure on tropical and coastal forests. The fact that forests provide goods and services which currently have no valued assigned to in economic markets exacerbates the deforestation and land conversion.


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2011
Reports and Books
Environmental, social and economic assessment of the fencing of the Aberdare Conservation Area - Executive Summary
The Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Forests Working Group, United Nations Environment Programme, Rhino Ark

This study was carried out to assess the environmental, social and economic effects of the electrified fence around the Aberdare Conservation Area – a length of fence of nearly 400 km. The construction of the fence took nearly twenty years of planning, fund raising and mobilization of government, donor, private partners and adjacent communities’ resources.


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2011