Environment & Energy

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To Tackle Energy Poverty, UN-Energy Retreat Discusses UN Energy Access Facility

UNDP, UNEP and UNIDO presented the UN Energy Access Facility (UN-EAF) framework, explained complements to other initiatives and discussed next steps to representatives from donors, private sector, and development organizations. The UN-EAF, un-veiled at the 2010 MDG Summit is expected to officially more

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Toward Recovery and Sustainability of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change

The integrity of all 64 of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and the livelihoods of billions of people that depend upon them are under threat not only from climate change, but also from overfishing, toxic pollution, nutrient over-enrichment, invasive species, habitat degradation, and more

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Toward Sustainable Development for All in Africa

  Over the years, UNDP has strengthened its partnership with Japan to accelerate sustainable human development in Africa. Our partnership has helped to consolidate peace, advance democratic governance and bolster human security across the continent. TICAD has also helped Africa to develop the more

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Towards Ecosystem-Based Management of the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem

A joint UNDP-GEF-UNIDO report on the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) programme compromising a 16 country-strong collaborative infrastructure of networks and Regional Activity Centres that provides a country driven mechanism for local and regional efforts to recover and sustain more

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Towards an 'Energy Plus' Approach for the Poor: A Review of Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Asia and the Pacific

Between 2009 and 2011, the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre led a collaborative review of 17 energy access programmes and projects implemented by governments, development agencies and the private sector in Asia-Pacific.  The review shows that projects and programmes which combine the delivery more

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Training Programme: Integrity and Accountability in Water

Integrity and accountability are critical to good governance of water resources and services. The programme pursues the goal of building capacity on participants to recognize vulnerable areas and provide tools to increase transparency and accountability. more

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Transboundary water management – why it is important and why it needs to be developed

Managing interdependencies of transboundary waters is one of the human development challenges facing the international community. In many aspects water is among the most ‘shared’ resources on Earth. Some 276 river basins cross the political boundaries of two or more countries, and about 40% of the more

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Transforming On-Grid Renewable Energy Markets

This report provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s extensive work supporting the development of national renewable energy regimes based around feed-in tariffs. In these activities UNDP-GEF assists developing countries to assess key barriers and risks to technology diffusion, and then to identify a mix more

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Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2008

The GCR 2008 is the first publication of its kind to examine the link between corruption and the water sector in a comprehensive manner. It documents a wide range of corruption risks in different areas of the sector, from water resources management and water for sanitation to irrigation and more

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Triple Wins for Sustainable Development

  As countries prepare for the ‘Rio+20’ United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, UNDP is pleased to share this report. It sets out national examples of progress toward sustainable development, from developing countries like Nepal and Niger, as well as emerging economies like South more

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UN-REDD Programme Brochure

In 2008, FAO, UNDP and UNEP launched the UN-REDD Programme to support governments to establish the institutional structures and the capacity to implement REDD, and to increase international confidence and understanding about the feasibility and options for including a REDD mechanism in a post-2012 more

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UN-REDD Programme Report 2011

The UN-REDD Programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in two ways: (i) direct support to the design and implementation of UN-REDD National Programmes; and (ii) complementary support to national REDD+ action through common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data and best practices more

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UN-REDD Programme year in Review 2010

The UN-REDD Programme partner countries canbe incredibly proud of what they accomplished in 2010. more

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UN-REDD-FCPF Joint Paper on REDD+

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism to create an incentive for developing countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, contributing to the global fi ght against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more

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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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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, project more

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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, project more

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 4)

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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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 5)

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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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 6)

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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