The Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund 2013 Annual Report
The Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund (EE TTF) 2013 Annual Report highlights the main achievements made in 2013 through support from the EE TTF, covering four key areas of UNDP’s Environment and Energy practice: 1) Mainstreaming environment and energy; 2) Catalyzing environmental finance; 3) Scaling up action on climate change; and 4) Expanding access to environmental and energy services for the poor.
Notably, through the EE TTF, UNDP in its role as co-chair of the Technical Support Team for the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG) worked with the UN System to assist Member States in their stocktaking phase in the areas of water, energy and climate change. The launch of the UN-Water technical paper leveraged this effort by proposing a global goal on water and a set of potential targets and indicators to support the goal. Partnerships were strengthened with the South Centre, China’s National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center, India’s The Energy and Resources Institute, the World Resource Institute, UNEP, World Bank and many others through joint initiatives and the production of 11 knowledge products. In addition, the joint Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme, established at the 2010 UNFCCC Conference of Parties, started to strengthen countries’ national capacity to access the GCF funds. UNDP also brought together 60 SE4All partners, including government, civil society and private sector representatives, to develop and conceptualize a “bottom-up” decentralized energy solutions strategy for the SE4All.