Environment & Energy

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NCSA Resource Kit

Th e NCSA Resource Kit is compiled from materials and ideas drawn from a number of sources, including publications by the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme. more

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World Resources 2005: Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty

The main message of this publication is that natural resources and ecosystems can be a route to wealth creation when good governance empowers the poor. The report details the steps necessary to empower the poor to use ecosystems both wisely and for wealth, and demonstrates how local stewardship ofmore

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Energizing the MDGs: A Guide to Energy's Role in Reducing Poverty

The UNDP Guide offers an overview of some of the most pertinent issues regarding development and energy and provides suggestions and examples on how to address energy within broader efforts to reach the MDGs. more

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The Energy Challenge for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

The UN-Energy paper focuses on the importance of energy for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was drafted collectively by the United Nations (UN) agencies, programmes and organizations working in the area of energy, reflecting their insights and expertise. more

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UNDP Annual Report 2005

In 2005, major funding changes were secured for UNDP, with total resources significantly increasing from US$2.4 billion in 2000 to $4 billion in 2004.  The year 2005 offered world leaders a unique opportunity to take decisive action at the United Nations Summit to review the Millenniummore

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Integrating Human Rights into Energy and Environment Programming

 This reference paper explains the relevance of human rights to energy and environment programmes, introducing the main theoretical issues related to human rights and energy and environment. It also identifies the strategic entry points for integrating human rights into programming more

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Partners for Change: UNDP's work with CSOs through the GEF

The report documents best practices and highlights the dynamic, innovative and versatile role that civil society organizations (CSOs) have played in ensuring the success of initiatives to protect the global environment and to promote sustainable development. The case studies presented in the reportmore

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Water for Life: Community Water Security

This booklet provides practical guidance on the most important "how to" questions dealing with access to water. It highlights, among other issues, what can be done to make water safe for drinking and cooking, and how to protect groundwater resources, collect rainwater, and store watermore

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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 Watermore

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FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender Dimension

The factsheet highlights community action and social mobilization around the provision of basic social services such as water can be an effective 'entry point' for promoting women's empowerment. Having a leadership role in community management of water supplies can increase women's social capitalmore

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Fact Sheet: Sustainable Energy Services - The Gender Dimension

The fact sheet provides a brief overview on the gender dimension of access to modern energy services. It notes that modern energy services liberate and empower women. The document highlights several areas of intervention that can help to ensure that women enjoy the benefits of modern energymore

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FAQs: How Do Rural Energy Services Reduce Poverty?

The document is a compilation of frequently asked questions about the multifunctional platform (MFP). It contains information about the role of energy services in poverty reduction, linkage between rural energy services and MDGs, MFPs and MDGs, scaling up MFPs, and policy issues. more

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Managing the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process

The handbook was developed by UNDP with input from a wide range of institutions and national experts from Annex I and non-Annex I Parties. The objective of the handbook is to provide non-Annex I Parties with a strategic and logical approach to a sustainable inventory process. 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 anmore

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Achieving the MDGs: The role of energy services - Brazil, Mali, Philippines

The study aims to help establish a better quantitative understanding of how the provision of energy services can lead to development outcomes that aid the achievement of the MDGs. It shows the relationship between energy service availability and the economic and social dimensions of the MDGmore

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The Montreal Protocol - Partnerships Changing the World

This booklet explores the Montreal Protocol and the Multilateral Fund with a focus on the role of global partnership. The success of the Montreal Protocol and the MLF is attributable to a strong partnership that permeates the entire community responsible for negotiating, managing and implementingmore

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Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic Development

The brochure presents lessons from Community Based Approaches in Water Supply Projects for Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods in Crimea. Based on the experiences in two pilot communities (Tenistoye and Sevastyanovka), it shows that the concept of community participation through social mobilization can workmore

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Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource Guide

This toolkit and resource guide provides tools to help development practitioners ask the relevant questions needed to bring about better development and energy outcomes that are gender specific and that address the needs of women in particular. more

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UNDP and Energy for Sustainable Development

The brochure provides a brief overview of energy linkages with the MDGs and highlights UNDP's approach to energy, the organization's energy partnerships for sustainable development, energy activities, energy portfolio, and knowledge sharing on energy for sustainable development. more

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World Energy Assessment Overview: 2004 Update

The document presents the linkages between energy and the MDGs, describes the discussions and outcomes that emerged from CSD-9 and WSSD, and outlines the latest energy trends, new energy related technologies, and energy policy options for a sustainable future. It also examines distinct regionalmore

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