Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

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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Reports and Books
UNEP in Haiti: 2010 Year in Review
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication provides a snapshot of the acute and chronic environmental issues facing the country and UNEP’s efforts to help resolve them. It gives an insight into the types of activities and challenges that UNEP and its partners have to deal with in such a post-disaster setting, and sets out lessons learned so that UNEP itself – and other environmental organizations – can better understand and prepare to assist in the event of future major crises.


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Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 8: Agboville
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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UNEP’s Project Concern Feedback Form
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is committed to avoiding or minimizing unintended harm that may be caused by UNEP’s work directly or indirectly to stakeholders. When you have a concern over a UNEP project or activity, we strongly advise you to make an effort to raise it to the relevant UNEP Project Manager, UNEP’s local project partners or consultants or the related UNEP Regional Office prior to contacting the Independent Office for Stakeholder Safeguard-related Response (IOSSR) through this form.


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Reports and Books
Humanitarian Action and the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Disasters and conflicts, as well as relief and recovery operations, impact the environment in ways that threaten human life, health, livelihoods and security. Failure to address these risks can undermine the relief process, causing additional loss of life, displacement, aid dependency and increased vulnerability. Disaster managers and humanitarian workers can take action to avoid this. This document helps to explain how.


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Reports and Books
Environmental assessment of two artisanal gold mining sites in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is an environmental assessment of mercury pollution in two artisanal gold mining sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based on fieldwork in Butuzi, South Kivu and Some, Ituri. The purpose of this assessment is to provide technical advice to Partnership Africa Canada’s (PAC) pioneering ‘Just Gold’ project, which aims to bring legal, conflict-free, and traceable gold from the two aforementioned artisanal mine sites to international markets. In this respect, technical assistance on mercury reduction resulting in increased gold production is also an integral component of the incentive-based model that PAC’s project aims to develop to encourage artisanal producers to sell their gold through legal channels. This study represents the first field assessment of mercury use, emissions and releases to the environment by the artisanal gold mining sector in the DRC.


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Reports and Books
Experts’ Background Report on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Natural Resources Benefiting Organized Criminal Groups and Recommendations on MONUSCO’s Role in Fostering Stability and Peace in Eastern DR Congo
United Nations Environment Programme, Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo

The report examines the role of transnational environmental crime as one of several key factors fuelling the protracted conflict cycle in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It makes recommendations on how the Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), in its forthcoming downsizing  phase, might endeavour to support the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address apparent segments of the Congolese political economy that are linked to transnational environmental crime. The report was reviewed at an experts’ meeting held in Goma, DRC, from 17-18 February 2015.


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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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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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