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Mainstreaming Climate Change in Colombia

A description of the project: 'Integrating climate change risks and opportunities into national development processes and United Nations country programming’ in Colombia (English version). Colombia is a country that is especially vulnerable to climate change given that its population has settled inmore

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State of Biodiversity Markets: Offset and Compensation Programs Worldwide

The report provides the status and trends of biodiversity offset and compensatory mitigation programs by geographical region. It summarizes the total active programs and developing activities, and broad metrics like total known payments and land area protected. It also analyzes the characteristicsmore

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Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change

The Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) programme seeks to encourage systemic change in national adaptation-related policy through evidence based results from a portfolio of community-driven climate change risk management projects. The programme promotes global learning related to community adaptationmore

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Women's Green Business Initiative

The Women’s Green Business Initiative is an innovative Programme that addresses existing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement and facilitates equal opportunities for women to participate in the green economy. It aims to ensure that emerging climate funds address the needs of poormore

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Water Supply in Rural Ghana: Do Women Benefit?

The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the impact of water provision on women's time allocation in rural Ghana. The document notes that while having access to water infrastructure can reduce the time burden on women, it is not implicit that the timemore

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Implications of Water and Electricity Supply for the Time Allocation of Women

The Working Paper, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, investigates the time allocation of women in Ghana as a trade-off between domestic chores and market-oriented activities when households are provided with water and electricity infrastructure. more

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 2)

The 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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Katoomba Incubator: The REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE)

A tool called the REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE) classifies and prioritizes potential REDD+ subnational activities, and assesses critical constraints to project development, especially those associated with the national legal and institutional framework for carbon finance. The documentmore

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Adaptation that accelerates development

This brochure summarizes how the United Nations Development Programme promotes pro-poor and pro-growth adaptation that encourages sustainable economic development and livelihoods in the face of climate change. more

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Corruption Risks in Water Licensing

The report explores the nature of the risk using a 2007 field study of Chile and Kazakhstan as case studies for risk mitigation. The case studies show that the potential for corruption in water licensing is an important issue. It is at the heart of equitable and sustainable integrated watermore

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Expanding Energy Access in Developing Countries: The Role of Mechanical Power

This report, which is a product of joint work between UNDP and Practical Action, highlights the contribution of mechanical power to energy access in developing countries. It recommends that mechanical power as an energy service should be given the same consideration as other modern energy servicesmore

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Bringing Small-Scale Finance to the Poor for Modern Energy Services

Access to small-scale finance tailored to low-income individuals, households, and businesses is extremely important for expanding access to modern energy services. This UNDP report looks at the current gap that exists between access to modern energy and small-scale finance and focuses on the rolemore

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Linking Climate Change Policies To Human Development

This note has been prepared in response to the growing demand for guidelines to support the work of report teams and partners in integrating human development analysis and advocacy into more equitable, sustainable and climate-resilient development planning and policy debates. It provides practicalmore

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Integrated Solutions: Water, Biodiversity, and the Clean Development Mechanism

The booklet, by Ecosystem Marketplace, provides context and background information on current developments in the payments for ecosystem services (PES) arena relevant to the Ghana Katoomba conference, held in Accra, Ghana, in October 2009. The conference is the fifteenth in a series of Katoombamore

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Dryland Opportunities: A new paradigm for people, ecosystems and development

The Challenge Paper builds on the understanding about climate dynamics in drylands and the role of uncertainty, risk and resilience. It situates this debate in the context of rapid global change - of climate, economy and geopolitics. It emphasizes adaptive potentials, the value of dryland ecosystemmore

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Climate Change in the African Drylands

This report highlights the climate change mitigation potential of the African drylands, and lays out various paths towards adaptation which should be supported to reduce the vulnerability of dryland populations, and increase their food security. more

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Privatisation and Renationalisation: What Went Wrong in Bolivia's Water Sector?

The Working Paper, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the concentration of access to safe water across income levels in Bolivia. In particular, it focuses on how privatisation has changed coverage, affordability and the concentration of access to water on the partmore

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 1)

The newsletter includes updates on projects, performance indicators, impacts and results, and policy and mainstreaming announcements on UNDP's activities around the world in support of climate change adaptation. more

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Improving Market Access for Dryland Commodities in East Africa: Synthesis Report

The report is based on the findings of a baseline survey carried out in four cross-border sites of global biodiversity significance in East Africa. The survey aimed to establish which dryland commodities might have sufficient market potential to lead to an improvement in livelihoods, while enablingmore

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CBD: Benefit Sharing Perspectives from Enterprising Communities

This report elaborates on how various communities in a range of ecosystems share the benefits derived from economic activities and how that affects their ability to meet their needs and ensure social and economic well-being. This report also focuses on inter- and intra-community equity in economicmore

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