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Staying on Track : Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate Change

Maximizing the effectiveness of climate finance must include steps to reduce the potential for corruption, as large influxes of resources coupled with an imperative to spend can create conditions ripe for corruption. This report identifies the corruption risks in relation to two elements of the more

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Staying on Track: Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate Change

The UNDP report was launched during the 14th International Anti Corruption Conference in Bangkok in November 2010. It maps out major corruption risks in the areas of adaptation and REDD+ and makes recommendations to identify actions to minimize these risks. more

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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 and more

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Strategic Approach to Enhance Capacity Building

The GEF Council approved the Strategic Approach to Enhancing Capacity Building in November 2003. In approving the strategy, the Council requested the GEF Secretariat, in collaboration with the Implementing Agencies and the monitoring and evaluation unit, to undertake further work to operationalize more

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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 more more

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Strategy on Scaling up Access to Modern Energy Services

The report on the East African Community Strategy outlines the current energy access situation and planned direction to the target date of 2015. It further highlights the existing gaps in the provision of modern energy services and draws attention to the enormous task that lies ahead if the more

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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 meeting more

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Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldom more

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Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+

This two-page flyer describes how UN-REDD is supporting countries to get ready for REDD+. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an endeavour to create an incentive for developing forested countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, more

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Sustainable Development of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems

The report "Sustainable Development of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems during Climate Change" features papers that cover a range of key issues, from the impacts of climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) to new policy and institutional tools for LME governance. more

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Sustainable Energy Services: The why and how of mainstreaming gender

The guideline is a part of UNDP's series, "Gender Mainstreaming: a Key Driver of Development in Environment & Energy." It looks at why gender is relevant to policymaking and programming in the area of sustainable energy services. more

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Sustainable Energy Strategies: Materials for Decision-Makers

The publication is intended to provide UNDP with the capacity for sustainable energy programme and policy development at the country level; to help identify and develop specific energy interventions in existing programmes; and to provide practical models demonstrating how energy could be used as an more

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Sustainable Energy for All - Brief Guide to Advocacy Planning

The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All is a unique opportunity and platform to raise national public awareness and influence policies, commitments and action for the sustainable energy for all goal. Advocacy is considered the process of managing information and knowledge more

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Sustainable Management of Persistant Organic Pollutants in Mauritius

This publication documents objectives, results and lessons of UNDP-supported and GEF co-financed project to assist the Government of Mauritius in its efforts to improve the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the country. The overall objective of the project is to address the more

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Tariff Hikes with Low Investment: The Story of the Urban Water Sector in Zambia

The One Pager, by UNDP's International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, examines the urban water sector in Zambia. It finds that the country's liberalization strategy, which emphasizes tariff rationalization, has failed to ensure full cost recovery and has further constrained affordability and more

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Technological Cooperation and Climate Change

A Consultation on “Technology Cooperation for Addressing Climate Change” was organized jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Government of India and UNDP in India. This publication comprises commissioned papers which were presented and discussed at the consultation. The more

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Technology Needs Assessment Handbook

Building on lessons from earlier TNA efforts, the updated TNA Handbook offers a systematic approach for conducting TNA in order to identify, evaluate and prioritize mitigation and adaptation technologies. more

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Technology provides rural access to energy, empowers Burkinabe women

Rural women farmers in Burkina Faso are benefiting from a regional energy and food processing programme that is turning them into entrepreneurs. Through this scheme, UNDP has helped to install 441 diesel-run generators mounted on a chassis to which a variety of processing equipment can be attached, more

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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 and more

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The Business Case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+

This paper aims to integrate gender equality considerations into the readiness support delivered by the UN-REDD Programme and seeks to enhance the capacities of governments to design and implement gender-responsive national REDD+ strategies and programmes. Relying on both a human rights and a more

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