Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Reports and Books
Environmental Impact Assessment - UNSOA (United Nations Support Office for AMISOM): Proposed Expansion of Logistics Base, Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM is a logistics operation that supplies the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with necessary supplies and equipment. The Mombasa logistics base acts as a hub in this operation to which goods from different suppliers are tested for functionality and temporarily stored before being repackaged and shipped by sea to Somalia. Due to increases in troop numbers stationed in Somalia, it is proposed that the logistics base is required to expand – this expansion may take the form of increase in area of the existing base AWL site or the development of a new base within the compound of the Mombasa Airport site. On request from the UN Department for Field Support a reduced scope environmental impact assessment has been conducted to assess key environmental concerns related to the two alternatives. The EIA included looking at potential impacts 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, soils, or water resources, and impacts on protected reserves. The results of the assessment are followed by suggestions on suitable mitigation efforts.


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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
MAP-X: Mapping and Assessing the Performance of Extractive Industries
United Nations Environment Programme, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

This brochure outlines the benefits, key functionalities, scales, and components of the information management platform "Mapping and Assessing the Performance of Extractive Industries (MAP-X)"


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Manuals and Guides
Health and Safety Guidelines for Waste Pickers in South Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

This document reviews the practices of waste pickers at selected waste disposal site in South Sudan and makes recommendations to improve their health and safety. The recommendations include steps that UNEP and other international organizations can take to improve the conditions for waste pickers’. The report draws on information from the dump sites serving the capital city, Juba—the Lagoon dump site.


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Nsisioken - Agbi, Ogale (001-005)
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: Okenta - Alode (002-006)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheets for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Okuluebu - Ogale (005-002)
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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Reports and Books
Assessment of energy and water reduction options for the proposed UN House - Juba, South Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Mission in Sudan, United Nations, Department of Field Support

Building on a previous assessment by UNEP and UNSOA of the resource-demand and operating practices of two proposed African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) camps, in Mogadishu, Somalia and Mombasa, Kenya in June 2009, UNEP and UNMIS have collaborated to recommend sustainable technologies and operating practices to be included in the design and construction of the proposed UN House built in Juba, South Sudan, under UNMIS’ supervision. This report provides a set of immediate, medium and long-term recommendations for reducing energy and water footprints.


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