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Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • Livelihood Security. Climate change, Migration and Conflict in the Sahel
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2011
  • This joint study, involving four UN agencies, analyzes regional climate trends over the past 40 years and their implications for the availability of natural resources, livelihoods, migration and conflict in 17 West African countries. The study has two objectives: to analyze the historical climate trends in the region, identify hotspots and determine the potential implications for livelihoods which depend on natural resources; and to provide recommendations for improving conflict and migration sensitivity in adaptation planning, investments and policies across...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Arid zones, Climate change, Conflicts, Drought, Floods, Livelihoods, Migration, Vulnerability

Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development. Summary Report
  • Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development. Summary Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • Summary of Report "Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Industry, Investments, Land degradation, Peacebuilding, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water governance

Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • This report presents a package of practical interventions to assist the ongoing metamorphosis of Rwanda. It calls for mobilizing and focusing investments in key areas, including ecosystem rehabilitation, renewable energy, conservation agriculture and innovative water and sanitation technologies. Chapter 9 specifically deals with the issue of water resources. This chapter provides a general overview of freshwater resources in Rwanda, an overview of water consumption and an analysis of the water governance situation, and identifies some key issues and challenge...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Industry, Investments, Land degradation, Peacebuilding, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water governance

Keeping track of our changing environment. From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)
  • Keeping track of our changing environment. From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • This report provides a compilation of statistical data, numerically-based graphs and illustrative 'before and after' satellite images tracking environmental changes that have swept the planet over the last twenty years since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. The report includes trends in natural hazards (floods, droughts, etc.) and in improved sanitation and drinking water coverage among others. The specific case of the Mesopotamian Marshlands is analysed.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global, Middle-East
  • Main themes: Drought, Ecosystem services, Environment, Floods, Monitoring

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland. Executive Summary
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Executive summary of report 'Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
  • Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • Ogoniland has been the site of oil industry operations since the late 1950s. Ogoniland has a tragic history of pollution from oil spills and oil well fires, although no systematic scientific information has been available about the ensuing contamination. The Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland covers contaminated land, groundwater, surface water, sediment, vegetation, air pollution, public health, industry practices and institutional issues. This report represents the best available understanding of what has happened to the environment of Ogoniland - and th...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Environment, Groundwater, Health, Industry, Oil industry, Pollution, Sustainable development, Water quality

(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus. Executive Summary

(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus
  • (The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • This report, building on the work of various new initiatives including UNEP's International Resource Panel, provides recommendations and outlines options in respect to bioenergy in support of a Green Economy. The report primarily addresses the following two questions: 1) how are the production and use of bioenergy products likely to influence the future state of water resources? 2) how can society mitigate impacts and guide development towards sustainable use of these resources, including groundwater, rivers, and riparian and wetland systems? In considering t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy

An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security. Synthesis Report
  • An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security. Synthesis Report
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • This publication looks at how an ecosystem services approach to the management of water and other natural resources, and the policies that affect that management, can create more stable and sustainable food production and enhanced food security. It brings together the best thinking available from a number of fields to tease out the interconnections between ecosystems, water and food; suggests a way forward; and identifies specific ecosystem-based opportunities to increase food production in ways that make optimal use of water resources, protect the resource b...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Ecosystem services, Food security

Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin
  • Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). July 2011
  • The prime aim of this report is to identify the environmental stress points in the Amu Darya basin which have, or may have, security repercussions for the states and population. The reports takes a close focus on issues of climate change, water, energy and agriculture in the Amu Darya basin, and reveals that it is vital to maintain cooperation in these fields, since neglect for these important areas means intensified security risk. The report then suggests solutions to the challenges identified during the assessment. The assessment report is based on a proces...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Ecosystem services, Energy, Irrigation, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water quality, Water scarcity, Watersheds

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