Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Recommended Strategy for Conflict Resolution of Competing High Pasture Claims of Settled and Nomadic Communities in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this document is to lay out a possible road map through which conflicts between settled populations and nomads over access to summer pastures may begin to be resolved. It does not attempt to resolve the conflict but to lay out factors which need to be taken into account and to suggest a workable process. The overall goal is to advance peace and sustainable pasture utilization, impeded by these conflicts.The road-map is prepared for all stakeholders including settled and nomadic communities themselves and their traditional and political representatives.


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Reports and Books
Reducing Risk through Environment in Recovery Operations: An Initial Review of the Status
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introductory review of the current status of recovery operations in terms of integrating environment and long-term disaster risk reduction. Two case studies, Myanmar and Bangladesh, have been chosen from the environmental management community’s collective experiences in addressing environmental issues in recovery processes, and are used to introduce some concrete lessons learned. The case studies are used to practically illustrate the integration of environmental concerns into recovery.


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Manuals and Guides
Community environmental action planning toolkit: Participatory tools and methods to engage communities
United Nations Environment Programme

This Toolkit was developed by ProAct Network as part of a UNEP programme on building regional and national capacity in Community Environmental Action Planning (CEAP) in Darfur. The Toolkit contains 37 participatory tools that have been selected as a starting point for use in a CEAP process. It is intended to be used alongside the accompanying “CEAP Handbook” and “CEAP Facilitator’s Guide”. This paper opens with some key considerations to be taken into account when using these tools and presents each in a standardised format, offering a summary of the tool and what it can be used for, and why and how it should be used.


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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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Okenogban - Alode (002-008)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Summaries
Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development - Summary Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is a summary of the full assessment study, Rwanda: From Post-conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development, to which readers should refer for more detailed analysis as well as statistical data and illustrations. Addressed primarily to national decision makers and international development partners, this summary begins byhighlighting the priority areas for intervention together with an implementation strategy. It then outlines the assessment’s overall messages and elaborates on theme and sector-specific findings, which constitute the basis for the report’s technical recommendations.


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Reports and Books
Environment and Humanitarian Action Country Study: Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The Afghanistan Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. The study provides guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve environmental mainstreaming in a protracted crisis.


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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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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Wiikayako - 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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Reports and Books
Iraq institutional Capacity Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP initiated this institutional assessment of the Ministry of Environment as part of its project for Strengthening Environmental Governance in Iraq. The assessment found the Iraqi Ministry of Environment to be fully operational, with competent staff and functioning legislation. While its work covers all areas of environmental management, including lawmaking and law enforcement, the Ministry’s core strength is in environmental monitoring, due to its historical background as the monitoring arm of the Ministry of Health. These three roles should in future be segregated, and the law-making and inspection capabilities reinforced. The Ministry is currently working on both these issues. In addition, a new framework law on the environment is being developed, which should be followed by a new set of standards and regulations. The Ministry is also being reorganized to better carry out its current mandate. Once these activities are completed, the lawmaking and enforcement components can be strengthened.


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