Tagged on: Resource efficiency

Annual Reports
The UNEP programme in Afghanistan: Annual report 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Whilst much of UNEP’s focus is at the national level – building environmental institutions, improving technical expertise, and developing environmental management tools (such as laws and policies) – UNEP ensures that this work is symbiotically linked to its field-level projects, so that lessons learnt from piloting new, innovative approaches at the community level feed into national-level policy development, and vice-versa.


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2011
Programme/policy document
National Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production of Uganda
Uganda Cleaner Production Centre

This document describes the national SCP programme of Uganda


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2011
Reports and Books
Development of regional cooperation to ensure water quality in Central Asia: Diagnostic report and cooperation development plan
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia

The Diagnostic Report was prepared within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) “Water Quality in Central Asia” project, which aims at enhancing the development of an efficient and coordinated policy on improvement of water quality in the framework of integrated water resources management in Central Asia.


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2011
Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Assessing the Future
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Chapters and Articles, Manuals and Guides
Cibler un thème d’évaluation environnementale: la vulnérabilité humaine due au changement environnemental
United Nations Environment Programme
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2010
Reports and Books
Are you a green leader? Business and biodiversity making the case for a lasting solution
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

Produced jointly between UNEP-WCMC and UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, this document reviews the business case for biodiversity||provides an overview of impacts by sector and highlights existing and potential opportunities for companies. The document covers a wide range of sectors and complements existing and ongoing work on business and biodiversity.


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2010
Programme/policy document
National Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production for Ghana
Ghana Environmental Protection Agency

This document describes the SCP programme of Ghana


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2010
Reports and Books
Greening Cement Production has a Big Role to Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions -UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) - November 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

Next to water, concrete is the second-most consumed substance on earth||on average, each person uses nearly three tonnes a year. Portland cement, the major component of concrete, is used to bind the materials that make up concrete. The concrete industry uses about 1.6 billion tonnes of portland cement and produces some 12 billion tonnes of concrete a year.The industry has a large ecological footprint: it uses significant amounts of natural resources such as limestone and sand, and depending on the variety and process, requires 60-130 kg of fuel oil and 110 kWh of electricity to produce each tonne of cement. In addition, the cement industry is second only to power generation in the production of CO2. Producing one tonne of portland cement releases roughly one tonne of CO2 to the atmosphere, and sometimes much more, and the cement industry accounts for 7-8 per cent of the planets human-produced CO2 emissions. Half of it comes from producing clinker (the incombustible remains of coal combustion), 40 per cent from burning fuel and 10 per cent from electricity use and transportation (Mahasenan and others 2003, WBCSD 2005).


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2010
Reports and Books
Assessment of Energy, Water and Waste Reduction Options for the proposed AMISOM HQ Camp in Mogadishu, Somalia and the Support Base in Mombasa, Kenya
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP undertook a preliminary assessment of the resource-demand and operating practices of two proposed African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) camps, in Mogadishu (HQ Camp), Somalia and Mombasa, Kenya (Support Base) in June 2009.The assessment compared the existing design parameters and operational specifications for each site and screened 132 potential resource efficiency measures that could be applied to achieve a reduction in energy and water consumption as well as waste production and disposal. Each option was ranked using a traffic light system according to practicality, technical robustness and financial implications. This ranking of potential resource efficiency measures was designed as an initial input to the DFS/UNSOA engineering team for further consideration and costing during the elaboration and finalization of the designs and subsequent procurement process. This report summarizes the outcomes of this assessment and provides a set of immediate, medium and long-term recommendations to DPKO and DFS for reducing energy, water and waste footprints at the two sites considered as well as in the design of future camps in other countries.


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2010
Programme/policy document
Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso Ministry of Environment

This document describes the national SCP programme of Burkina Faso


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2010