• Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment ApproachMay 1, 2009
    This paper explores the potential for governments to create ‘green jobs’ in developing countries by funding public employment activities to preserve biodiversity, restore degraded land, combat erosion, and conserve water. The paper draws on the experiences of the Working for Water programme in South Africa and the National Rural Employment Guarantee in India.

  • Human Development Report 2006 - Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisisDec 1, 2006

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate ChangeJan 31, 2008
    The document contains key facts about climate change drawn from UNDP's 2007/2008 Human Development Report. The document also outlines UNDP's work in the area of climate change and provides examples.

  • Fast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceFast Facts: Human Rights Based Approach and Water GovernanceDec 13, 2010
    UNDP promotes a human rights based approach (HRBA) in its work to improve water resources management and access to water and sanitation. The document highlights the synergy between an HRBA and water governance. It provides examples of the Water Governance Programme’s work with the right to water and sanitation.

  • Palestinian Climate Change Adaptation StrategyJun 9, 2011
    The occupied Palestinian territory, as part of the Eastern Mediterranean, is subject to many serious changes in annual rainfall, mean temperature, extreme weather events and sea level rise as stated in the fourth assessment report by IPCC.

OUR WORK - Environment & Energy

UNDP supports Arab countries in capacity development to ensure that environment and sustainable development are taken into account in drawing up and implementing national policies, strategies and programmes.

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