Climate Change

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glaciers are sensitive to climate change. UN Photo/Mark Garten

To tackle climate change, working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and to address climate vulnerabilities (adaptation) are important steps. However, long-term climate change management requires a shift from sectoral perspectives to a holistic approach where climate change mitigation and adaptation thinkning is incorporated into environment and sustainable development goals and planning processes.

 

Together with the EU and Germany, UNDP has embarked on a global initiative to support national climate change mitigation efforts. This includes developing strategies for lowering emissions but also improving the measuring, reporting and verification systems. As of March 2012, 25 countries were supported by the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme.

 

In Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries, we have embarked on a programme that will hopefully demonstrate that ecosystems can have an important and cost-efficient effect on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

 

In Cambodia, our partnership supported the country to establish its Climate Change Alliance and design its national strategic plan for mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation.

 

In China, UNDP and EU helped to translate the national climate change programme into provincial programmes for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Our Initiatives

Low Emission Capacity Building Programme

Together with the EU and Germany, UNDP has embarked on a global initiative to support national climate change mitigation efforts. This includes developing strategies for lowering emissions but also improving the measuring, reporting and verification systems. As of March 2012, 25 countries were supported by this programme. more

UNDP's work on Climate Change
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Press Release
20 December 2012

The European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) have each announced a €5 million contribution to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help assist 25 developing countries around the world reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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EU and UNDP partner on biodiversity and climate change in Europe
4 december 2012

The EU and UNDP have signed an agreement to support climate change mitigation and adaptation in Russia and Eastern Neighborhood countries. Through innovative pilot projects under the ‘Clima East’ programme, the hope is to demonstrate that ecosystems can have a strong, positive and cost-efficient effect on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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