Project documents
Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: Central African Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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2018
Project documents
Transition to a Resilient Blue Economy in the Western Indian Ocean Region - Concept Note
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Project documents
Environmental Survey of Ogoniland: Project document
United Nations Environment Programme

In July 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received a formal request from the Government of Nigeria for “Supervision of Remediation of the Cleanup of Oil Contamination in Ogoniland”. In order to understand the context of the request and expectations from the Government, UNEP's Executive Director sent a mission to Nigeria. Following the initial scouting mission, a technical mission was sent to the River State to meet with the local government and stakeholders to explain to them the scope of the assessment and obtain their reaction. The team undertook an aerial reconnaissance over the entire area and ground-truthing visits to selected areas. The team also visited the SPDC office to collect various documents and maps related to Ogoniland oil fields. This project document is prepared based on the inputs received during the field visits.


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2007
Project documents
Nile River Basin: Enhancing Communities’ Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Drought-prone Hotspots of the Blue Nile Basin in Ethiopia
United Nations Environment Programme

A pilot project on ‘’Enhancing communities’ adaptive capacity to climate change in droughtprone hotspots of the Blue Nile Basin in Ethiopia’’ was implemented in Woreilu Wereda, South Wollo of Ethiopia from Oct 2011 to Feb 2013. The objectives of the project were (1) to understand key socioeconomic factors of dry land communities affecting adoption, collective action and effective utilization of land and water management (LWM) interventions; (2) create a knowledge base forum at local level to share best practices; (3) assemble knowledge base to integrate LWM interventions and approaches, and improve local climate adaptation capacity; and (4) generate local scientific evidence that may contribute to the regional and global policy debate on climate change issues.


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United Nations Environment Programme Capacity Building and Training Courses - Report for Barbados
United Nations Environment Programme, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

This report makes reference to the activities carried out during the Capacity Building and Training Course organized for Barbados.


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Project documents, Reports and Books
Project Document: Programme for the Agulhas & Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems - Agulhas & Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project
United Nations Development Programme, Global Environment Facility

The Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ACLME) stretches from the north end of the Mozambique Channel to Cape Agulhas and is characterized by the swift, warm Agulhas current, a western boundary current that forms part of the anticyclonic Indian Ocean gyre. The Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (SCLME) extends from the Comoros Islands and the northern tip of Madagascar up to the Horn of Africa. It is characterized by the monsoon-dominated Somali current, which has a strong, northerly flow during the summer, but reverses its flow in the winter. These two LMEs are both complex and interactive, and are strongly influenced by the South Equatorial Current, which is funneled across the Mascarene Plateau east of Madagascar before diverging north and south to become components of the Agulhas and Somali Currents. The LMEs are primarily defined by their bathymetry, hydrography, productivity and biota. They are characterized by a dynamic system of ocean currents and upwelling cells, which regulate climate and influence weather patterns, sea temperatures, water chemistry, productivity, biodiversity and fisheries. They also represent an important repository of living marine resources, which underpin the livelihoods of coastal communities in 10 countries and territories.


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Factsheets, Project documents
Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Utilization in Agricultural Sector in India to Ensure Ecosystem Services and Reduce Vulnerability
United Nations Environment Programme

We help to mainstream the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity for resilient agriculture and sustainable production to improve livelihoods and access and benefit sharing


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South Sudan Pilot Community Forestry Project: Forest Cover Mapping in Ifwoto and Lainya Payams - Technical Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report summaries the work of the UNEP-supported pilot community forestry project for two selected payams in South Sudan. The forest resource mapping exercise covered Lainya Payam of Lainya County and Ifwoto Payam of Torit County in the states of Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria respectively. The primary aim of the exercise was to generate an overview of land use maps with special focus on the location and extent of major natural forest areas in the two payams. The communities in these areas rely heavily on the forests and on forest products for their livelihoods so mapping was not limited to forest areas: a key aspect in the relationship between the communities and the forests - and therefore of the exercise - is utilization. The exercise adopted methodologies that have been applied elsewhere by NPA COREMAP (Community Resource Mapping) project. Those methodologies were tailored for the exercise in order to facilitate a focus on forest areas and the human interface zones of settlement and agriculture fields.


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Project documents
Report of the Training Workshop on Land-Based Oil Discharges to Coastal Waters: Ecological Consequences and Management Aspects – RCU/EAS Technical Reports Series No. 9
United Nations Environment Programme

This document is the report of the Training Workshop on Land-based Oil Discharges to Coastal Waters.


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