UNDP Around the world

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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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Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami…

Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to…

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UNDP responding to Tropical Cyclone Mora in…

UNDP is supporting the response to Tropical Cyclone Mora in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and is ready to…

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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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Return of Colombia's wetlands

Climate change makes wetlands especially vulnerable to flood and drought. Colombia races to heal a…

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Perking up the coffee business

Despite the success of their coffee around the world, small producers fight to secure their future…

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Waves of action

Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean…

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Building back better

After 2016's 7.8 scale earthquake devastated the coastal area of Ecuador, UNDP's Emergency Community…

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Keeping the Caribbean safe

Marlon Clarke helps countries and communities manage risk -- so that natural hazards don't become…

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How can data save lives in Asia Pacific?

Shairi Mathur helps UNDP’s Country Offices to build programmes that reduce the risks associated with…

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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

The kitchen has always been the most important part of the house for us – it is where we played as…

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What does ‘risk-informed’ development…

How to tackle various forms of risk – from extreme weather events to commodity price shocks, disease…

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Why prepare for disaster recovery?

When mega-hurricane Katrina hit the US twelve years ago, I remember staring in amazement at my TV…

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Global shadow financial system enables the…

In the run up to the Ocean Conference that is ongoing, this blog series explores issues related to…

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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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