Environment & Energy

Publications listed by date

image

Leveraging the Environment for the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States

The ‘Island Innovations’ publication is an effort carried out jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) during the International Year for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).   It showcases some of themore

image

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. Ninety per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education,more

image

Financing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions – providing for support to receiving Governments

This paper for Governments and donors on discusses the conceptualization, design, implementation and operationalization of NAMAs with a focus on rural electrification. The purpose of the paper is to elaborate further on the concept presented at the UNDP-WBI webinar ‘Engaging the Private Sector inmore

image

Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment

This report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world as communities and governments pursue an agenda of justice based on inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. The paper highlights trends in strategies emerging across regions (Asia-Pacific, Arabmore

image

Legal Empowerment Strategies at Work

This report examines ten case studies of how development interventions can support access to land rights for marginalized groups, particularly women, and enable poor informal sector workers to better access legal protection and economic empowerment. Drawing on the experiences of poor andmore

image

Engendering Access to Justice - Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land rights

This report presents grassroots women’s approaches to access justice with focus on land and property rights in Africa. This community empowerment-based research undertaken by the Huairou Commission and its partner groups across seven African countries – Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,more

image

UN Oceans Day 2014 Flier

Discover what the UNDP and other UN organisations are doing to protect and preserve the environment. Open attached flier for details. more

image

MDG Carbon Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Template

The MDG Carbon NAMA template has been developed for practitioners, activitly involved in the design of NAMA options and provides a guidance for external NAMA experts invovled in MDG Carbon’s NAMA design. more

image

UNDP Global Programme 2014-2017

The Global Programme supports countries to achieve the eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country andmore

image

Gender and Climate Change - Africa

One of the pressing challenges in addressing the gender dimensions of climate change in developing countries is the need for greater national expertise on gender and climate change and on broader issues of sustainable development. In response to this challenge, UNDP has developed a series of policymore

image

Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure

This document, prepared for the G20, aims to provide host country governments with guidance on the policy options that are available to make the most of investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure, drawing on the collective expertise of the climate and investment communities amongmore

image

Green Commodities Facility Brochure

This document introduces the Green Commodities Programme, explains the rationale and need for the Programme, describes its approach and highlights its added value and services.   UNDP is in a unique position to act globally in a locally relevant context in order to advance and harmonizemore

image

Green Commodities Programme Brochure

The Green Commodities Programme (GCP) was established by UNDP in 2009 in order to mainstream sustainability in the production and sale of agricultural commodities worldwide. The Programme combines public and private efforts to transform a commodity sector, bringing together the various stakeholdersmore

image

Green Commodities Programme Portfolio

The Green Commodities Programme (GCP) was established by UNDP in 2009 in order to mainstream sustainability in the production and sale of agricultural commodities. The Programme combines public and private sector efforts to transform a commodity sector, bringing together the various stakeholders ofmore

image

Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainablemore

image

Towards Ecosystem-Based Management of the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem

A joint UNDP-GEF-UNIDO report on the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) programme compromising a 16 country-strong collaborative infrastructure of networks and Regional Activity Centres that provides a country driven mechanism for local and regional efforts to recover and sustainmore

image

Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund 2012 Annual Report

The 2012 Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund speaks to the heart of the UNDP vision, to help countries reduce poverty and exclusion through sustainable development. It plays an important role in the quality and responsiveness of UNDP programmes on environment and energy and in bettermore

image

Stress, Sustainability, and Development of Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change: Policy and Implementation

Leaders, directing the world's top financial, scientific, and technical institutions engaged in sustainable development of the oceans, came together for a Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) Conference at the John F. Kennedy Library on 16 February 2013, and a linked LME symposium at the annual meetingmore

image

Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector: a Cap-Net UNDP experience

Cap-Net UNDP is an international capacity development network for integrated water resources management (IWRM).   Cap-Net’s approach of working through regional and country networks is an effective method of drawing together various experts from different disciplines,more

image

Applying an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: focus on seamounts of the southern Indian ocean

In 2009, UNDP-GEF and IUCN began collaborating on a pilot International Waters project designed to promote an ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).    The project created a vital environmental status baseline frommore

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

View More
Fast Facts
Environment, Energy and UNDP


UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address environmental and energy challenges at global, national and community levels, by seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through projects that help people in developing countries build sustainable livelihoods.

Our Work: Environment & Energy
UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

View all Annual Reports
Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.

Knowledge Exchange
thumbnail

Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge