Tagged on: Disasters and conflict

Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Okuluebu - Ogale (005-001)
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: Bumene - Korokoro (008-003)
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
Coastal Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (ECO-DRR) through a Ridge-to-reef Approach in Port Salut, Haiti
United Nations Environment Programme

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) implemented a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Haiti. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce disaster risks in the Municipality of Port Salut through a landscape or ridge-to-reef approach. The pilot demonstration project in Port Salut provided a practical example of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in a coastal area. The project aimed to demonstrate how Eco-DRR measures could mitigate hazards, and reduce exposure and vulnerabilities to disasters, thereby contributing to disaster risk reduction in Port Salut.


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Reports and Books
Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
United Nations Environment Programme

This planet and its people face a growing number of challenges. They are as diverse as our cultures and environments, but they can all be tackled through a combination of science, policy and action. The Frontiers 2017 report presents six emerging issues of environmental concern with global implications: Antimicrobial resistance, nanomaterials, marine protected areas, sand and dust storms, solar energy, and environmental displacement.


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Factsheets
Environmental Audit of the Sites Impacted by the "Probo Koala" Toxic Waste Dumping in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Site 4: Koumassi (Industrial Zone)
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
Learning from Cyclone Nargis: Investing in the Environment for Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction - A Case Study
United Nations Environment Programme

This case study analyses the root causes of environmental degradation in the Ayeyarwady Delta after Cyclone Nargis and illustrates the interrelationship between environmental management, livelihoods and disasters. Key lessons from Cyclone Nargis are drawn out, highlighting the importance of addressing disaster risks over the long term, through improved environmental governance and resource management and the development of more sustainable livelihoods.


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Reports and Books
Assessment of Solid Waste Management in Liberia
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP conducted a technical mission to study both the technical and institutional issues associated with solid waste management in Liberia. The mission was hosted by the EPA and undertaken between 17– 27 June 2007. This report summarizes its findings.


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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
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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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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