Environment & Energy

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Managing Chemicals for Sustainable Development

This publication highlights UNDP's role as a facilitator of sound chemicals management for sustainable development. It focuses on the work that UNDP, with support from different trust funds and donors is undertaking in concert with partner countries to meet the aims of chemicals-relatedmore

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector

As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that without the forceful inclusion of transparency in water policy reform and implementation, fair and efficient allocation of water resources and services is impossible. It introduces practical actions to reducemore

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Gender and Water

As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. An integrated approach to water resources management can help reduce disparities in equitablemore

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Water Adaptation in National Adaptation Programmes for Action

The dialogue paper is one of the series of the World Water Assessment Programme side publications. It presents analysis of water links in the NAPAs and national communications plans of different categories of LDCs and opportunities to address and integrate climate change considerations into watermore

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PEI Mainstreaming Handbook

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility. more

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Water Adaptation in National Adaptation Programmes for Action

Water Adaptation in National Adaptation Programmes for Action. Freshwater in Climate Adaptation Planning and Climate Adaptation in Freshwater Planning. more

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Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer

This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system – a real-worldmore

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Europe and CIS Regional Human Development Report 2008

The human cost of social exclusion   The report draws on data from an innovative six-country research study conducted by UNDP together with Oxford University researchers and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV that looked at exclusion in the health,more

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Utility Provision: Contract Design in the Interest of the Poor

The Policy Research Brief, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, notes that governments' privatisation of service delivery is fraught with problems. The Brief calls for reforming public utilities and where social objectives are met and efficiency gains are considered, it callsmore

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International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation: Conference Report

The International Conference on the Right to Water and Sanitation in Theory and Practice considered a number of key questions including the implications of the right for legal and economic regimes; the allocation of scarce water resources; international development; and the rights of women,more

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Voice and Accountability for Human Development

This note highlights the UNDP global strategy to strengthen civil society and civic engagement. This strategy note aims to revitalize the engagement of UNDP with civil society and its organizations by seeking to bring about a fundamental shift in the relationship, geared towards recognizing themore

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The Bali Road Map: Key Issues Under Negotiation

The briefing document is designed to provide policy makers with key background information – and important insights into current proposals under negotiation – on the four Bali Action Plan building blocks (i.e., mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance) and land use, land-use change andmore

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Collaboration for Pro-Poor Land Governance – United Nations and CSOs

The document aims to help UN country teams, as well as other UN staff, intergovernmental organizations and CSOs to: Understand the issue of land governance, why it matters and why civil society needs to be involved; Understand why UN agencies need to work with CSOs to promote pro-poor landmore

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Approach to Adaptation

The focus of this Advisory Note is to show how SEA approaches can help mainstream adaptation to climate change into strategic planning. It is used to integrate considerations related to climate change into national development or sectoral management planning or policymaking processes. For moremore

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Policy Opportunities and Challenges in Dryland Areas of East Africa

The paper presents a summary of the challenges, opportunities and policies adopted by the three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – to address the production and marketing of goods and services from drylands. It also provides recommendations on policy that could enhance productionmore

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Making REDD work for the Poor - A PEP Report

The report presents a framework for understanding the linkages between Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and poverty. It is the culmination of collaborative analysis and synthesis of the social dimensions of REDD. It presents 10 required conditions that will ensure thatmore

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Mainstreaming Drylands Issues into National Development Frameworks

This publication is divided into two parts. Part I provides generic steps for mainstreaming environmental and socio-economic issues of drylands into national development frameworks. Part II is an evidence-based report which illustrates the key lessons learnt and challenges identified by 21 casemore

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Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge

The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). more

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Decentralisation of Water Decision Making

As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that decentralisation, dialoguing, participation and partnerships are critical to build awareness, acceptance and support for a reform process to move forward. Successful implementation of water reform requires that allmore

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World Resources Report 2008: Roots of Resilience

The report argues that properly designed nature-based enterprises can create economic, social, and environmental resilience that cushion the impacts of climate change, especially for the rural poor, and help provide needed social stability. It notes that the efforts that foster resilience chart themore

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