Climate and Disaster Resilience

A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. For developing countries, both less able to cope with the impact and more likely to be affected, the challenge is particularly severe. These countries face mounting losses from a range of natural hazards, from earthquakes and tsunamis through to severe flooding, storms and drought. We face the threat of decades of development progress being rolled back and poverty becoming entrenched. Meanwhile, climate change cuts across society, from agriculture to health, energy to water resources.

UNDP-EU partnership

UNDP and the EU share the same values on issues such as environmental sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems, and climate and disaster resilience. We work together to strengthen national capacities, and help countries manage the environment in a sustainable manner. An important aspect is ensuring adequate protection for the poor. more

Supporting access to green energy

The EU-funded Moldova Energy and Biomass project is currently the most ambitious initiative in the field of renewable energy, especially biomass energy, in the country. 206 kindergartens, schools and medical centres converted to green energy. Photo: UNDP Moldova

Our Stories

Ludmila Abramciuc is the first ever woman to head a renewable energy company in Moldova. Photo: Mihai Maciuca/UNDP Moldova
Women fuel success in Moldova

Ludmila Abramciuc is the first ever woman to head a renewable energy company in Moldova. In her hometown of Balti, she manages a thriving biomass fuelmore 

Thousands get clean water in Sudan

Before the development of a new water reservoir in the El Ganaya district of South Sudan, members of the Turab family, often the women, had tomore 

With EU funding and UNDP support, Clima East helped establish sustainable pasture management practices, improve the fertility of pastures and forests, and prevent soil erosion and landslides in Azerbaijan. Photo: UNDP
Photo exhibit highlights EU - UNDP climate action in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia

Clima East has been a European Union-funded project assisting the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia in developing approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.more 

Khil Bahadur Rana Magar got back home after the devastating earthquake with support of a EU - UNDP initiative who helped him get his identity papers and a roof over his head. Photo: UNDP Nepal
Building back better for all after the earthquaqe in Nepal

UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his headmore 

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Initiatives

  • Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)

    BIOFIN currently works in 29 countries supporting governments in reviewing policies and institutions relevant for biodiversity finance, determining baseline investment and assessing the costs of implementing National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, quantifying the biodiversity finance gap.more 

  • UNDP-EU support Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy

    The Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy (PARE) project aims to build the capacity of parliamentarians to strengthen their advocacy and monitoring of the development of renewable energy sources and to promote policy and regulatory reform to encourage investment in renewables.more 

  • ClimaEast

    Clima East has been a European Union funded project package assisting the Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership Countries and Russia in approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.more 

  • Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP)

    This collaborative, country driven programme aims to strengthen technical and institutional capacities at the country level, while at the same time facilitating inclusion and coordination of the public and private sector in national initiatives addressing climate change.more 

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