UNDP Around the world

OUR FOCUS

Climate and
disaster resilience

Protecting development gains

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicate poverty and inequality, tackling the dual threats of climate change and disasters is essential. By building resilience and ensuring that all development is risk-informed, countries and communities can protect against losses and simultaneously boost economic growth, create jobs and livelihoods, strengthen access to health and education, and ensure that no one is left behind.

Zero-carbon. Risk-informed. Sustainable.

UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development. At the same time, we work together with partners to adapt to the impacts of climate change, enhance access to clean energy, reduce the risk of disasters and, where needed, support resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts are the path towards sustainable development that is risk-informed, zero-carbon and resilient.

$2.1 billion

INVESTED IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND RECOVERY

Since 2005, UNDP has invested nearly US$2.1 billion to support better early warning systems, faster response times, enhanced policies and procedures, and long-term, resilient recovery.

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UNDP is sending experts on crisis recovery to support the people of the Caribbean as they brave…

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Pathway to Paris: Concert to fight climate…

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality,…

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Not a target

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Small island, big results

The Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem in the north of Cuba composes a mosaic of rich yet sensitive marine…

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Feeding a family, nourishing a community

Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in Guatemala is highly affected by chronic malnutrition. To fight food…

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Drones for social good

The Maldives, lowest lying country in the world formed by a chain of 1,200 island, is home to nearly…

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A guilt-free holiday

Tourism accounts for 5-12 percent of CO2 emissions. Montenegro has a green travel solution for…

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The pros and cons of ethical debt…

In May, the World Bank issued the world’s first bond linked explicitly to the UN Sustainable…

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Collective rights, the global commons, and…

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples commemorates the tenth anniversary…

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Confronting climate change in South Sudan

The man-made crisis in South Sudan has pushed the country back on multiple fronts, hampering…

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Climate change policy from the ground up

When governments do not properly consider the link between policymaking and how the policy would be…

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Fighting climate change, one meal at a time

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Impact Series

The Impact Series showcases UNDP’s work across the areas of climate change, disaster risk reduction…

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UNDP Since Sendai

UNDP’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts help countries achieve the Sustainable Development…

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Nearly half of the countries where UNDP works are prone to conflict, disasters, political…

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10 Things UNDP does in recovery

Partnering with national governments, and working alongside local governments, NGOs, civil society…

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