Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aabue - Korokoro (008-001)
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 available at: www.unep.org/nigeria.


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Chapters and Articles
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow: Chapter 7 - Frozen ground
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme

Permafrost temperatures have increased during the last 20–30 years in almost all areas of the Northern Hemisphere. An increase in the depth of the active layer above the permafrost, which thaws in the summer, is less certain. Further increases in air temperatures predicted for the 21st century are projected to initiate widespread permafrost thawing in the subarctic and in mountain regions in both hemispheres. Widespread thawing of permafrost will speed up the decomposition of organic material previously held frozen in permafrost, emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Thawing of ice-rich permafrost may also have serious consequences for ecosystems and infrastructure, and in mountain regions, may reduce the stability of slopes and increase the danger of rock falls and landslides


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Reports and Books
Sudan: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The goal of the UNEP post-conflict environmental assessment for Sudan was to develop a solid technical basis for medium-term (1-5 years) corrective action in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. This goal was expanded into five objectives: 1. Provide neutral and objective information on the most critical environmental problems facing the country, and on the potential risks to human health, livelihoods and ecosystem services; 2. Recommend strategic priorities for sustainable resource management and identify the actors, timelines and costs necessary for implementation; 3. Facilitate the development of national environmental policy and strengthen the capacity for national environmental governance; 4. Raise awareness and catalyse financial support for environmental projects by national authorities, UN actors, NGOs and donors; and 5. Integrate environmental issues into the recovery and reconstruction process. This report aims to present the post-conflict environmental issues for Sudan in a single concise document accessible to a wide audience of non-experts.


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Reports and Books
Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Law Institute, Oxford Forestry Institute

This Assessment examines the current legal, scientific, and institutional frameworks for protecting biodiversity in Liberia. It focuses on the laws and regulations that directly address biodiversity and is meant to assist Liberia in identifying opportunities for steps to further conserve and sustainably manage its biological resources.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Kpite / Biara (009-010)
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: Sivibiragbara - Bodo (019-045)
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: Nweekol Dere (019-006)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 6: Recommendations
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter presents recommendations that, once implemented, will have an immediate positive impact on Ogoniland. They are not of equal priority. In fact some can only be carried out after others have been fully implemented.


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Reports and Books, Manuals and Guides
Community-based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Toolkit: The Afghanistan Resilience Consortium’s Guide to Building Community-based Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

The overall objective of the community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) toolkit is to identify the short-, medium- and long-term actions that can be taken with a community in order to address the underlying vulnerabilities to natural hazards and climate change. In doing so, the CBDP toolkit builds upon the data generated by the ARC’s Hazard and Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVCA) toolkit, which is the vehicle through which primary data on local community conditions, vulnerabilities, and capacities is collected.


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Reports and Books
Building Resilience, Integrating Gender: Women, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

This paper’s goals are twofold. First is to shine greater light on the valuable contributions that women play in the management of natural resources and maintaining healthy ecosystems in Afghanistan. Second is to expand on these contributions and provide concrete recommendations for mainstreaming gender into sectoral policies, increase gender equality in decision-making, and strengthen community-level resilience to natural hazards andclimate change in Afghanistan.


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