Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Gbogozor - Bodo (019-033)
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: Nweekol - Kegbara Dere (019-005)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Appendices
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
Environmental Audit of the Sites Affected by the Dumping of Toxic Wastes from the Probo Koala
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
Haiti: South Department Forest Energy supply Chain
United Nations Environment Programme

This report assesses the socioeconomics of charcoal production in Haiti’s rural South Department as well as potential solutions to prevent the harvesting of valuable tree species and to reduce pressure for wood from key coastal ecosystems. It provides the results of extensive surveying of the charcoal and firewood supply chains from their origin in the South Department to the main markets of Les Cayes and Port-au-Prince. It then assesses and identifies several significant opportunities for UNEP to intervene and add value in the forest energy sector in the South Department.


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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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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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Manuals and Guides
Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction – Eco-DRR Master’s Module, Instructor’s Manual
Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Center for Natural Resources and Development

This is the instructor’s manual for the Master’s module entitled, ”Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)” developed by the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). This Instructor’s Manual summarizes the rationale, goals, and guidance notes for the module and each session.


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 5: MACA 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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