Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aabue - Ueken - Korokoro
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 available at: www.unep.org/nigeria.


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Infographics and Flyers
UNEP Depleted Uranium Awareness
United Nations Environment Programme

Depleted uranium (DU) is a dense metal used in munitions for its penetrating ability and as a protective material in armoured vehicles. It is a toxic and radioactive heavy metal. This flyer on Depleted Uranium Awareness explains what depleted uranium (DU) is, the risks associated with DU exposure, and the precautionary steps to take. Resources for additional information are also listed.


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Reports and Books
Haiti: South Department Forest Energy supply Chain
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses the socioeconomics of charcoal production in Haiti’s rural South Department as well as potential solutions to prevent the harvesting of valuable tree species and to reduce pressure for wood from key coastal ecosystems. It provides the results of extensive surveying of the charcoal and firewood supply chains from their origin in the South Department to the main markets of Les Cayes and Port-au-Prince. It then assesses and identifies several significant opportunities for UNEP to intervene and add value in the forest energy sector in the South Department.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nweemuu Saanako - Mogho (019-014)
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: Ochanni - Ebubu (001-009)
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: Barabeedom - K.Dere (019-009)
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


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Factsheets
River Partners: Managing Watersheds for Flood Risk Reduction and Water Quality: Eco-DRR project fact sheet: Democratic Republic of Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a site fact sheet for the Democratic Republic of the Congo ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) project conducted by UNEP and the European Commission from 2012-2015. It highlights the project’s key partnerships, interventions and targets.


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Manuals and Guides
Gender and Environment: Support Kit for UN Environment Staff
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this support kit is to help UN Environment staff understand the relevance of gender in their specific field and provide entry points for integration of gender in project cycle activities and communications. The support kit builds on the UN Environment Policy and Strategy for Gender and theEnvironment 2014–2017 and aims to provide practical guidance for strengthening gender considerations within UN Environment’s work.


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Reports and Books
Destitution, Distortion and Deforestation: The Impact of Conflict on the Timber and Woodfuel Trade in Darfur
United Nations Environment Programme

There is growing concern about the environmental impact of conflict in Darfur, in particular the impact on Darfur’s forest resources, which were already being depleted at an estimated rate of one percent per annum before the conflict. This study begins to investigate these impacts by exploring how the trade in timber and woodfuel has changed since the conflict began, exploring the impact of the massive displacement of Darfur’s population to the main urban centres, of the unprecedented international presence in Darfur, and of humanitarian programming. te this urgent agenda.


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Summaries
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment: Synthesis for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP’s post-conflict environmental assessment aims to provide a better understanding of the underlying challenges facing the DRC and to help identify and develop promising opportunities to support sustainable economic reconstruction and national peacebuilding. While this report does not lay out a new development pathway for the DRC, it does hope to galvanise and inform the ongoing debate between the Congolese and their partners on environmentally sustainable development planning, employment creation, governance reforms and options for leveraging necessary funding.


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