Environment & Energy

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Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change

Poor women's limited access to resources, restricted rights, limited mobility and muted voices in shaping decisions make them highly vulnerable to climate change. This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change. more

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Resource Guide: Mainstreaming Gender in Water Management

The Guide is a reference document designed to facilitate access to available literature and resources regarding gender and IWRM; improve the sustainability and effectiveness of water-related activities through incorporation of gender equality and diversity; and improve understanding and awareness more

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Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance as more

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Responding to climate change in Least Developed Countries

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are some of the most vulnerable to climate change, as they are least able to recover from climate stresses and their economic growth is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to align human development more

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Results: Climate Change

Climate change is an integral component of the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) development agenda. As the leading global organization in the fight against poverty, UNDP is responding on the front lines of climate change, where it hits the poorest people the hardest. In 2009 UNDP more

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Results: Liberia

With its experience on the ground in 166 countries and its noted expertise in handling donor funds in post-crisis countries, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is highly qualified to help the people of Liberia maintain peace and development in their country. In 2009, UNDP helped more

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Results: Somalia

Since 1991, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping the people of Somalia to recover from years of conflict while setting the country on the path to development. UNDP’s strategy in Somalia focuses on making progress towards peace and meeting people’s humanitarian and more

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Results: Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the people of Sudan to overcome the consequences of decades of conflict, and to ensure a peaceful transition from recovery to stability.   UNDP Sudan focuses on preventing future conflicts in the country, as well as building more

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SADC Regional Development Report 2000

The Regional Human Development Reports serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the SADC Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as more

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SEFA Advocacy PowerPoint Presentation

These materials can be used for advocacy and outreach and serve as background information on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. more

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Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environment

The booklet addresses the different sanitation and hygiene needs of women and men. It gives communities information about how significant sanitation improvements can be made by better use of indigenous skills and local resources. It is designed to be an important part of the Community Water more

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Sealing an equitable deal in Copenhagen and beyond

This brochure calls for an equitable post-2012 climate change deal that addresses climate change and poverty reduction concerns in an integrated manner. It underlines the opportunity for collaboration on practical solutions to support the poorest countries out of poverty through low-emission routes more

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Second African Drought Risk and Development Forum Report

The Second Forum on African Drought Risk and Development (ADDF2) was held in Nairobi in October 2006. The Forum focused on the Greater Horn of Africa, following a drought that triggered a food crisis in that region. The report outlines key messages and recommendations for practitioners and policy more

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Services and supply chains- The role of the domestic private sector in water service delivery in Tanzania

This report presents findings from a review of the service activities of informal private water vendors in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s capital is a rapidly growing city, and around 70% of the population lacks proper housing and lives in informal  settlements. Large parts of the city remain  more

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Small-Scale Water Providers in Kenya: Pioneers or Predators?

There are two main schools of thought about the role of small-scale private water providers. Proponents view them as pioneers and gap-fillers, supplying water where utilities are not providing it adequately. Sceptics argue that they are predators who charge high prices and supply poor quality more

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

This series of case studies focuses on issues with private provision of water services in urban areas of Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.   Small scale providers increase water supply coverage – an essential service in fast-growing cities – and reduce time poverty. However, system of water more

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Smoke in the Kitchen: Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution

This is the executive summary of a seminar hosted by UNDP with support from ITDG, USEPA, and WTO. The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness among country governments and UN agencies on the health impacts of indoor air pollution from household energy use, and to promote global action to reduce more

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Solar Photovoltaics in Africa: Experiences with Financing and Delivery Models

The second issue of the UNDP/GEF "Lessons for the Future" series focuses on solar PV. It explores questions about the best ways to make PV solar systems accessible, affordable, and sustainable to rural people in developing countries keeping in mind the constraints, opportunities, and more

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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 characteristics more

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2014 to 2017

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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
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Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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Human Development Data

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

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