Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Wadi Partners: Food Security and Disaster Resilience through Sustainable Drylands Management in North Darfur, Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

This case study documents the experience, results and lessons of the Eco-DRR demonstration project in Sudan, which examined the relevance of Eco-DRR in the context of drylands. The Eco-DRR project was implemented in one segment of the Wadi El Ku, one of the largest seasonal water bodies in North Darfur. The target area falls within the Kilimondo locality. Through collaboration between the Government of Sudan, UNEP, Practical Action and local actors and communities, the project applied a sustainable drylands management approach to achieve food security, community resilience to water hazards (droughts and floods) and mitigate local conflicts over natural resources.


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Chapters and Articles
Building Afghanistan’s Resilience: Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Humanitarian Needs - A paper for the 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

Unless urgent action is taken to build the resilience of Afghanistan’s households, communities, and environment, much of the country’s development gains over the past 15 years could be at risk.


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Reports and Books
Demand for woodfuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): A case study of Khartoum in 2009
United Nations Environment Programme

This study explores demand for LPG within Khartoum, Sudan’s largest (and growing) urban conurbation. The specific aims of this case study of Khartoum are: (1) to explore the extent to which households and small enterprises in the Khartoum area are using woodfuel versus LPG (or other energy sources) to meet their energy needs, how this is changing, and the factors influencing their choices; (2) to begin to provide an overview of the woodfuel trade in the Khartoum area (e.g. how the trade is organized, the main sources of supply, the main consumers, prices, taxes etc), trading trends, and the potential displacement effects of greater use of LPG; and (3) to provide an initial assessment of the retail trade in LPG in the Khartoum area (e.g. how the retail distribution of LPG is organized, the main consumers, prices, taxes etc.), recent trends and contributory factors.


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 14: Coco-Service
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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Policy and Strategy Documents
Managing Watersheds for Urban Resilience: Policy Brief
United Nations Environment Programme, Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction

This policy brief is intended to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable watershed management for resilient urban planning, and to provide recommendations on how city and municipal governments can effectively utilize a watershed management approach for urban risk reduction. The policy brief aims to contribute towards the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” and strategic outcomes of the 2011 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Through four different case studies this brief demonstrates how ecosystem-based approaches in watershed management can provide complementary solutions to help achieve urban development goals, as well as protect people and development investments against water-related disasters and climate change.  


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets:Gior - K.Dere (019-020)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessmentof 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 available at: www.unep.org/nigeria.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Vuruvuru Dere (010-005)
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 (008-003)
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
Coastal Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO-DRR) through a Ridge-to-reef Approach in Port Salut, Haiti
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) implemented a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Haiti. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce disaster risks in the Municipality of Port Salut through a landscape or ridge-to-reef approach. The pilot demonstration project in Port Salut provided a practical example of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in a coastal area. The project aimed to demonstrate how Eco-DRR measures could mitigate hazards, and reduce exposure and vulnerabilities to disasters, thereby contributing to disaster risk reduction in Port Salut.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Gbene-Ue, Dor-Um
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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