Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Statement
Statement by Mr. Achim Steiner: Executive director, United Nations Environment Programme - Launch of the DR Congo Post-Conflict environment assessment – Synthesis for policy makers
United Nations Environment Programme

Statement by the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, on the launch of the Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Oboolo (001-002)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 16: Plateau Dokoui 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
The Use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

This study demonstrates that liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) use in Sudan is on a slow ascendancy, due in particular to government incentives, investment by LPG companies in distribution infrastructure and dissemination efforts made by private, public and non-governmental organizations. LPG use remains, however, concentrated in the central region of the country. This has been attributed to high population density, the high price of woodfuel, greater awareness and infrastructure development. This report evaluates the efforts to date to support the adoption of LPG use across the country, and looks to highlight the constraints currently blocking its widespread use.The study analyses a range of case studies of LPG promotion initiatives across Sudan, recognizes the main barriers for the widespread national use of LPG, and proposes recommendations.


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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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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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Ogale (004-004)
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: Bara Akpor - Botem, Tai
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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Manuals and Guides
An introductory guide to sources of traditional fodder and forage and usage
United Nations Environment Programme

This illustrated Field Guide is intended to introduce field workers and project managers, as well as those generally interested in the rural development of Afghanistan, to the field crops and wild plants on which farming and pastoral families feed their livestock, particularly through the winter. These crops and plants are cultivated, grazed and gathered as part of closely integrated traditional, but adaptive and resilient farming and pastoral systems. This guide is aimed at introducing teachers, students, field workers and managers to both the cultivated crops and wild fodder and forage plants that contribute to these often complex systems. IT should provide interesting and instructive to field students, extension officers, amateur botanists, community leaders and field project managers everywhere.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Muuborgbara - Kpite/Biara
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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