Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books, Project documents
South Sudan Pilot Community Forestry Project: Forest Cover Mapping in Ifwoto and Lainya Payams - Technical Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summaries the work of the UNEP-supported pilot community forestry project for two selected payams in South Sudan. The forest resource mapping exercise covered Lainya Payam of Lainya County and Ifwoto Payam of Torit County in the states of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria respectively. The primary aim of the exercise was to generate an overview of land use maps with special focus on the location and extent of major natural forest areas in the two payams. The communities in these areas rely heavily on the forests and on forest products for their livelihoods so mapping was not limited to forest areas: a key aspect in the relationship between the communities and the forests - and therefore of the exercise - is utilization. The exercise adopted methodologies that have been applied elsewhere by NPA COREMAP (Community Resource Mapping) project. Those methodologies were tailored for the exercise in order to facilitate a focus on forest areas and the human interface zones of settlement and agriculture fields.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Ebubu / Ejama /Agbeta (001-004)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 8: Agboville
United Nations Environment Programme

On 19 August 2006, the ship Probo Koala off-loaded 528 cubic meters of liquid wastes in the port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The material was transferred onto tanker trucks operated by a local contractor, and dumped in twelve different locations around the city. In June 2012, UN Environment received a formal request from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to undertake an independent and scientific environmental audit of the sites that were impacted by the dumping of wastes of the Probo Koala.
The Government wished for UN Environment to determine whether the sites continued to pose risks for the environment or for public health, and to make recommendations about additional or corrective clean-up measures that would need to be carried out in case contamination was detected.


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Manuals and Guides
Community environmental action planning toolkit: Participatory tools and methods to engage communities
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit was developed by ProAct Network as part of a UNEP programme on building regional and national capacity in Community Environmental Action Planning (CEAP) in Darfur. The Toolkit contains 37 participatory tools that have been selected as a starting point for use in a CEAP process. It is intended to be used alongside the accompanying “CEAP Handbook” and “CEAP Facilitator’s Guide”. This paper opens with some key considerations to be taken into account when using these tools and presents each in a standardised format, offering a summary of the tool and what it can be used for, and why and how it should be used.


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Manuals and Guides
Environmental Needs Assessment in Post-disaster Situations: A Practical Guide for Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide is intended for use by anyone concerned with environmental, and related, impacts occurring in a post-disaster situation. It should be of particular relevance to those interested in ensuring that environmental issues are taken into account from the earliest possible moment of planning for early recovery.


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Reports and Books
UNEP in Iraq: Post-conflict Assessment, Clean-up and Reconstruction
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a compilation of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Its objectives are i) to provide a complete description of the various activities undertaken by UNEP in Iraq between 2003 and 2006; ii) To make an objective assessment of the impacts of UNEP’s intervention; and iii) To document the lessons learned by UNEP in implementing activities in a complex situation such as Iraq.


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Summaries
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

The report represents the best available understanding of what has happened to the environment of Ogoniland – and the corresponding implications for affected populations – and provides clear operational guidance as to how that legacy can be addressed. This executive summary presents a summary of the report’s key findings and recommendations.


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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 7: Ogoniland’s Path to Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme

While the technical recommendations made in this report are essentially aimed at securing environmental improvements throughout Ogoniland, ensuring long-term sustainability is a much bigger challenge – one that will require coordinated and collaborative action from all stakeholders. This can only be achieved when there is sufficient dialogue, confidence and trust between all the parties involved.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Boobanabe - K.Dere
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It provides the observations and results from one of the individual sites studied in detail, plus the specific risk reduction measures for follow-up action.
This fact sheet should be read in conjunction with the main assessment report.


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Reports and Books
Sudan: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The goal of the UNEP post-conflict environmental assessment for Sudan was to develop a solid technical basis for medium-term (1-5 years) corrective action in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. This goal was expanded into five objectives: 1. Provide neutral and objective information on the most critical environmental problems facing the country, and on the potential risks to human health, livelihoods and ecosystem services; 2. Recommend strategic priorities for sustainable resource management and identify the actors, timelines and costs necessary for implementation; 3. Facilitate the development of national environmental policy and strengthen the capacity for national environmental governance; 4. Raise awareness and catalyse financial support for environmental projects by national authorities, UN actors, NGOs and donors; and 5. Integrate environmental issues into the recovery and reconstruction process. This report aims to present the post-conflict environmental issues for Sudan in a single concise document accessible to a wide audience of non-experts.


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