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 4: Koumassi (Industrial Zone)
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
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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Reports and Books
Environmental governance in Sudan: An expert review
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is intended as a platform for work to support environmental policy and institutions in Sudan. It is a review of the current situation and an analysis of where things are. It provides a baseline for policy and institutional reform and strengthening. However it moves one step beyond that by harnessing the perspective of two of Sudan’s most senior environmental experts and asks their recommendations for a way forward.


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Reports and Books
Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan (LDCF) - Baseline Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the baseline conditions for the LDCF project, including specific baselines values for all project outcome and output level indicators. Data for this baseline research was collected from February – August 2014; sources of this data include: 1) focused literature reviews (government laws, policies, and strategies, as well as NGO reports); 2) structured interviews with representatives of six government agencies at the national level in Kabul and representatives of ten government agencies in all four target provinces of Badahkshan, Balkh, Bamyan, and Daikundi; 3) consultations with 22 non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in all four target provinces; and 4) consultations with 30 local communities in all four target provinces.


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Reports and Books
Water Safety Framework: Preliminary Water Quality Sampling and Analysis Strategy for the ‘Villages et Ecoles Assainis’ National Programme - Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This document proposes a water quality sampling and analysis strategy to be implemented within the VEA water safety framework. The WSP steps of water quality monitoring and verification are integrated as presented in the WHO ‘’Guidelines for drinking-water quality” (2011) and “Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies” (2012). Therefore, it is important that this document is read in tandem with the UNICEF commissioned technical study ‘Water Safety Plans for Village Assainis’.


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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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kporghor Gbam (010-001)
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: Bera / Kpor
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: New Elelenwa M/F - Akpajo (003-005)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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