Land and forests
From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources
and the Environment (UNEP)
Policy report explains how environment and natural resources have an impact on conflict and vice versus and explores ways both can help or damage the peacebuilding process.
Land and Natural Disasters: Guidance for Practioners (UN-Habitat 2010)
Guidelines provide a holistic approach to addressing land issues from the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster through early recovery and reconstruction phases. It is targeted at humanitarians and land professionals, as well as government officials. The guidelines take an inter-disciplinary approach to land, one that also brings together emergency relief and early recovery perspectives.
Land and Conflict: A Handbook for Humanitarians (UNHabitat 2009)
The handbook navigates through issues related to vulnerable populations, IDPs, camps, livelihoods and land use. Lists do’s and don’ts and case studies related to the environment.
Timber as a construction material in humanitarian operations
(OCHA, IFRC, CARE International 2009)
Guidance discourages timber use and considers alternative materials, explains when and how to use timber, includes complaints or situations raised by communities about shelter, addresses logistics and relates most of this to environmental impact. Environment is mainstreamed into the document. Intended for in-country staff in humanitarian programmes involving construction.
The Environment, Natural Resources and HIV/AIDS (SIDA 2003)
Policy paper meant to guide the design of development programmes by pointing out the linkages between HIV/AIDS and environment/natural resources. Covers rural communities in Africa, falling incomes and labor, effects on agriculture, livestock production, forestry and water.