Environment & Energy

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A Success Story: Kenya - Bondo villagers preserve water as a human right

A project to enhance water governance using a "Human Rights Based Approach", funded by UNDP Kenya and by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute, was piloted in the Nyanza province of Kenya. The project is a success story as villagers in themore

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 3)

This bulletin provides the latest information on UNDP's support to countries on Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, projectmore

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Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation

The booklet, titled "Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation: Recognizing the Role of Biodiversity for Human Well-being", aims to demystify and illustrate biodiversity's contribution to development in its various dimensions and to offer some avenues for human and economicmore

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Biodiversity Delivering Results

The publication showcases the achievements and results from UNDP projects undertaken around the world. It highlights UNDP efforts, funded by GEF, to mainstream biodiversity issues, build institutional capacity around the world, and support the implementation of the Program of Work on Protectedmore

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

This report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that providemore

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

This report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that providemore

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Stocktaking of Tools and Guidelines to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation

The report provides a summary of existing tools and good practices from a range of organisations to guide development practitioners in their climate change mainstreaming efforts. The components and entry points of the mainstreaming process are explored; Key climate change adaptation andmore

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Key Results & Lessons from the UNDP-GEF Biodiversity Portfolio

The report presents and evaluates the results and lessons mined from all GEF funded UNDP biodiversity projects in five regions. It concludes with a summary of some of the future challenges that confront UNDP programme countries in seeking to conserve their biodiversity while attaining theirmore

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Morocco: Transhumance for Biodiversity Conservation in the Southern High Atlas

The Transhumance for Biodiversity Conservation in the Southern High Atlas (CBTHA) Project aims to conserve globally significant biodiversity in the productive landscape of the southern flank of the High Atlas through an innovative approach integrating pastoral range management with biodiversitymore

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Namibia: Strengthening the Protected Area Network

The Strengthening the Protected Area Network (SPAN) Project aims to strengthen the management effectiveness of the national protected area (PA) system in Namibia. The Project builds capacity for park management by removing existing barriers hindering the management performance of the PA system. Themore

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CWI: Fostering Water Security and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The Community Water Initiative (CWI) has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. The publication highlights case studies that represent the types of projects funded through CWI that have helped foster water security in localmore

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Energy Services to achieve the MDGs and to alleviate poverty in the LAC region

This joint initiative of the ECLAC, UNDP, and the club de Madrid reaffirms the importance of energy access in poverty reduction of the most vulnerable groups and achieving the MDGs in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The report recommends strengthening governmental planning and processes tomore

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From Ridge to Reef: Water, Environment, and Community Security

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the largest financial institution with the mandate, ability, and experience to address current and future challenges to shared freshwater and marine systems. The publication explores a handful of the GEF International Waters projects that have alreadymore

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Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesmore

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Financial Sustainability Scorecard for National Systems of PA's - 2010

The purpose of the scorecard is to assist governments, donors and NGOs to investigate and record significant aspects of a PA financing system – its accounts and its underlying structural foundations – to show both its current health and status and to indicate if the system is holistically movingmore

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Natural Solutions: Protected Areas Helping People Cope with Climate Change

The report focuses on the essential role played by protected areas in reducing global climate change impacts and how to build and strengthen protected area systems. It introduces key policy and management developments which are needed for protected areas to function more effectively as a climatemore

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UNDP's Work on Biodiversity Management

The brochure outlines UNDP's work on biodiversity management through two Signature Programmes: 1) Unleashing the economic potential of Protected Area systems and 2) Mainstreaming biodiversity management objectives into economic sector activities. It further highlights examples of UNDP'smore

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PES: Getting Started in Marine and Coastal Ecosystems – A Primer

The primer offers guidance on how to assess the potential for marine and coastal payments for ecosystem services (PES) and provides pointers for designing and planning PES transactions. It describes: the opportunities and risks of PES schemes; steps to developing PES projects; and considerations ofmore

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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries. more

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Bridging the divide through sustainable and innovative energy technologies

This expert report highlights the need to bridge the divide between climate change and poverty reduction through innovative energy technologies and to bring about transformational impacts to address these dual challenges. The report argues that providing financing for innovative ideas, low-cost,more

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