Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Environmental Impact Assessment: AMISOM Camps, Mogadishu, Somalia
United Nations Environment Programme, Swedish Defense Research Agency

This EIA provides an assessment of potential positive and negative impacts of the construction and operation of proposed bases on the human, physical and ecological environment. This includes (to the extent possible given the resources available) socioeconomics; community infrastructure and services; health, safety and security issues; natural resources; pollution of air, soil and water resources; and impacts on biodiversity as well as any endangered species of flora and fauna.


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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
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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Reports and Books
Towards Integrated Water Resources Management: International Experience in Development of River Basin Organisations
United Nations Environment Programme

This report has been produced as result of the two cycles of programming on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development / UKAID: Darfur IWRM 2007-2009 and Sudan Integrated Environment Project 2009 – 2013. The aim of the report is to support the development of policy and strategy that can take IWRM work forward. It reviews different national strategies for the development of river basin organisations in order to inform dialogue over models that will emerge in the particular context of Sudan. The report builds on a wider programme and series of publications by UNEP. Of particular significance is the 2013 report: “Governance for Peace Over Natural Resources: A review of transitions in environmental governance across Africa as a resource for peacebuilding and environmental management in Sudan” to which this report adds its focus on water resources.


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Reports and Books
Climate Change in Afghanistan: What Does It Mean for Rural Livelihoods and Food Security? 
United Nations Environment Programme

In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years, and what impact this has had on rural livelihoods and food security in the country. The aim is to inform national-level prioritization of areas and livelihoods groups for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes.


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Discussion paper
Preventing Conflict in Resource-rich Countries: The Extractive Industries Value Chain as a Framework for Conflict Prevention
Ríos, Mauricio O., Bruyas, Florian, Liss, Jodi

The report’s main objective is to examine the potential opportunities for conflict prevention (both post and pre-conflict) along the extractive industries value chain. This paper aims to demonstrate the feasibility and challenges faced by adopting a conflict-sensitive approach within the World Bank’s EI Value Chain. The approach was to assess each of the links (chevrons) of the value chain in order to identify the potential conflict risks, as well as the potential entry points for conflict prevention measures and policies that will help government, industry, and community, to avoid exacerbating violent conflict in a resource-rich country or project. Such a body of knowledge can help the World Bank, the UN and EU, as well as client countries and other partners, in their planning and coordination of complementary activities when implementing their programmes and projects, particularly when working in the same resource-rich countries.


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Reports and Books
Haiti: Etude sur les Filières Agricoles et le Verdissement de l’Economie dans le Département du Sud
United Nations Environment Programme

Ce rapport se concentre sur une analyse approfondie du secteur agricole dans le département du sud. Le document apporte une analyse stratégique pour le développement de cinq filières agricoles dans le département du sud avec le Plan National d’Investissement Agricole (PNIA) au niveau national. Les filières ont été sélectionnées selon des critères environnementaux, économiques et sociaux afin d’évaluer plus profondément leur potentiel à contribuer au développement d’une économie verte dans le Sud d’Haïti. Pour Haïti, il était évident, d’après cette consultation, qu’une économie verte devait concerner les secteurs économiques les plus importants pour la population locale (agriculture), contribuer à la diminution de la pauvreté et assurer un développement durable au niveau écologique.


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Manuals and Guides
Community Environmental Action Planning: Getting Organized - A Facilitator's Guide 
United Nations Environment Programme

This Facilitator’s Guide provides essential tips for facilitation, provides guidance on identifying communities with whom to engage and guides us through a process of setting objectives for a CEAP session, identifying topics to explore and suggesting what tools might be used. It also helps decide where and when to hold meetings and offers guidance on materials and resources required. The Guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the accompanying CEAP Handbook and CEAP Toolkit.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Wiikaragu - Kpean
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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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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