You are here

environmental protection

Date Snippet Page
2014/04/01 Environment Minister Deng Deng Hoc Yai returns from UN environment conference in Japan, and warns of desertification if people continue to cut trees without replanting. He also hopes for a co-operation agreement with Japan on environment-friendly urban planning. Snippet
2006 to 2008/04 Officials of Koch County in Unity State claim that 30 people have died in the last two years from the effects of water contamination produced by the Jath oilfield. Samples taken by an NGO called Sign of Hope are said to show nitrate level above 80 miligrams per litre. Snippet
2012/07 2012 July: Waste collection system pilot is started with aid from JICA (Miraya 18 July 2012) Snippet 587
2012/09 In Sept 2012, CORDAID Supports 3-day national conference for civil society groups on resource management organized by Justice Africa. The conference seeks to learn from experiences of civil society groups in other countries under the Publish What You Pay Coalition. Snippet 549
Reference Mini-review
Charlton Doki, 2014/05/12. Bibliography item: Charlton Doki (2014/05/12) "South Sudan, Where Livestock Outnumbers People and the Environment Suffers". (Article). IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis. [Article] IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis. Accessed online.

This short article outlines some of the environmental risks posed by attitudes to livestock in South Sudan, and suggests that stronger government policies are needed to control this.

EJAtlas, 2011-2014. Teak forest exploitation, South Sudan [Web page] Environmental Justice Atlas. Accessed online.

Web-page case-file on the teak concession at Nzara operated by the Equatoria Teak Company.

Ministry of Environment and UNDP, 2011. Environmental impacts, risks and opportunities assessment [Report] Ministry of Environment; United Nations Development Programme. Accessed online.
Prins Engineering, c2009. EIA of Sudan’s oil fields: hydrological effects of the development of the oil industry [Report] Prins Engineering for European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS). Accessed online.

Analysis of satellite imagery, indicating that construction of oil industry roads inhibited water drainage, and that spillages appear to have polluted considerable amounts of land and water draining into the White Nile. The study relates particularly to Block 5A – and within that especially to the Jath oilfield – in the period from 2000 to 2006.

Indicator values are shown in the table below alongside the year for which they were assessed. For further information, click on the source and 'details' text. Put the cursor over the indicator values to see selected comparisons.

Year Indicator Value Details
2009
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood, charcoal or grass for cooking)
100
Stat 877
2010
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood or charcoal for cooking)
95
Stat 863
2006
Solid fuel use (% of households using solid fuel for cooking)
93
Stat 862
Subscribe to