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, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join…

UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike…

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UNDP releases new cookbook with…

The new cookbook, ‘Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables’, looks at how climate change is affecting food…

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Helen Clark: Speech at the Private Sector…

Dubai International Financial Centre - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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UNDP demonstrates continued leadership on…

A year after the international community came together in Paris to adopt the historic climate…

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Protecting our planet's lungs

As a member of Boca Isiriwe, one of the 10 native communities in this protected territory, Cirila…

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Back in business in Nepal

Two years since the earthquake, Nepal is well into recovery and reconstruction, but a great deal of…

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Averting famine

Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now…

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Drivers of the recovery

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level.…

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3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered…

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Bringing the land to life

For transhumant pastoralists in Kenya, sustainable land management is a comprehensive approach to…

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Natural disasters don’t exist but natural…

As I took the ferry home to Long Island City (New York City), I saw the start of a new water front…

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Responding to drought must be sustainable,…

Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. According to UNICEF,…

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We can save lives and restore dignity in…

I was just in Somalia, one of four conflict-ridden countries in Africa and the Middle East facing…

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Addressing climate-induced risks in an…

Having lived my entire life in big cities, I always had a feeling that cities were safe from the…

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Nature to the rescue: Using ecosystem…

From the mouth of the Mississippi to that of the Nile, communities have been drawn to coastal flood…

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Growth without resilience is but the ruin of…

Many African countries have engaged in medium- or long-term emergence programmes. For the Second…

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10 Things to know about Disaster Risk…

10 Things UNDP does in disaster risk governance.

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UNDP Since Sendai

Brochure cover: UNDP since Sendai

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Recovery Guidance Note

UNDP's disaster recovery guidance note

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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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UNDP’s Response to El Niño and La Niña: From…

From recurring crisis to resilience: an investment case.

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UNDP's Energy Strategy

UNDP's Energy Strategy 2017-2021

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