Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 5: MACA 1
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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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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Reports and Books
Community Natural Resource Management & Farm Forestry: Twenty-five Years of Experience in Kordofan and Darfur 
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides important lessons learned from community natural resource management and farm forestry in Sudan, including resources such as water and rangelands.


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Reports and Books
Learning from Cyclone Nargis: Investing in the Environment for Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction - A Case Study
United Nations Environment Programme

This case study analyses the root causes of environmental degradation in the Ayeyarwady Delta after Cyclone Nargis and illustrates the interrelationship between environmental management, livelihoods and disasters. Key lessons from Cyclone Nargis are drawn out, highlighting the importance of addressing disaster risks over the long term, through improved environmental governance and resource management and the development of more sustainable livelihoods.


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Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A toolkit for Implementers
United Nations Environment Programme

The focus of this Toolkit is to help address that gap – to provide University staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources, gleaned from the literature, from global case studies and from practice which are intended to inspire, encourage and support Universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. In turn, it is hoped the “green campus” will help inform the “green curriculum”, and extending beyond institutional boundaries, help to catalyse more sustainable communities.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Bumene - Korokoro (008-004)
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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aleto (003-002)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Sibari - Gbe (019-032)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Bumene - Korokoro (008-010)
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, Policy and Strategy Documents
Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015-2024: Strengthening Sustainable Development in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP) is to enhance community environmental education and training within the continent, through various formal education, training, lifelong learning and capacity building programmes and projects, encouraging participation of both males and females equally. These programmes and projects are envisaged to fundamentally improve the environmental, societal and economic state of Africa for the benefit of Africa’s people, and are closely aligned to the five AMCEN flagship programmes.


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