Environment & Energy

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  • Environmental Governance Project (EGP)  |  BrochureJun 23, 2016Environmental Governance Project (EGP) | BrochureThis four-year Sida-funded programme responds to the challenges many developing countries face in implementing environmental policies and integrating environmental and social concerns into broader sustainable development policy making.

  •  Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development:Challenges and OpportunitiesJun 15, 2016Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development:Challenges and OpportunitiesThis report illustrates the many different sustainable development pathways that countries are pursuing in line with national priorities and contexts. Its country-based evidence and non-prescriptive findings for policymakers and practitioners highlight the need for integrated and coherent development policies, while illustrating a range of inclusive green economy solutions.

  • Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters ManagementJun 8, 2016Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management

  • Scaling up Multi-Country AdaptationJun 3, 2016Scaling up Multi-Country AdaptationImpact Series Vol.3: Canada UNDP Adaptation Facility

  • 2015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance ReportMay 31, 20162015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance ReportThis performance report UNDP-GEF Unit provides a) a snapshot of progress made toward development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015; b) highlights progress made in addressing women, work and the environment and c)demonstrates the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility.

  • Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications ToolkitApr 28, 2016Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit

  • Applying Climate Information to Achieve the Sustainable Development GoalsApr 28, 2016Applying Climate Information to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and TechnologyDec 10, 2015Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and TechnologyThis capacity-building package has been designed for policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so.

  • Gender responsive national communicationsDec 10, 2015Gender responsive national communicationsThis toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).

  • Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate ChangeDec 7, 2015Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate ChangeAdapting from the ground up: A new perspective on private sector engagement in resilience, is a joint report from the World Resources Institute and UNDP. The report explains the reasons why building a resilient private sector is vital to building resilient communities.

  • Making the Case for Ecosystem-based AdaptationDec 4, 2015Making the Case for Ecosystem-based AdaptationMaking the Case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Building on the Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal, Peru and Uganda, is a legacy document of the EbA Mountain Programme, delivered through a partnership between the German Government, UNEP, UNDP and IUCN, together with the Governments of Nepal, Peru and Uganda.

  • Dec 4, 2015From Coast to Coast - Celebrating 20 Years of Transboundary Management of our Shared Oceans

  • Fast Facts: Youth and Climate ChangeNov 26, 2015Fast Facts: Youth and Climate ChangeToday’s youth has a unique stake in the global dialogue on climate change: within their generation’s lifetime, our planet’s climate will cease to be what we know it to be. Young men and women are playing an active role in protecting the environment and finding innovative solutions to climate change. After crisis, youth often play a pivotal role in adopting and promoting environmentally-friendly practices at home and in the community. Young women are contributing as managers of natural resources in rural economies and this in turn impacts both diagnostics and solutions towards resilience building.

  • UNDP and Climate ChangeNov 23, 2015UNDP and Climate ChangeReleased on the eve of the Paris climate change conference (COP21), this report – a mix of infographics and country case examples – outlines UNDP’s decades-long support to partner countries to tackle climate change. For the first time covering UNDP’s entire climate change approach, including mitigation and sustainable energy, climate change adaptation, forestry, and support to INDCs, the report is a comprehensive look at what is now a US$ 2.3 billion portfolio across 140 countries.

  • Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and PlanetOct 7, 2015Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and Planet

  • Financing for Development and UNDPJul 9, 2015Financing for Development and UNDPUNDP has a large portfolio of work on financing for development (FfD); from supporting countries to access and programme environmental finance, to working with aid providers and recipients to exchange knowledge and make development cooperation more effective, to carrying out research and policy advice on debt sustainability, to maximizing the potential of private finance. We are also involved in a wide range of important and much-valued partnerships.

  • Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesMay 28, 2015Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesThis guidance note provides development practitioners and policy-makers with guidance based on the experience of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) which supports programme countries to quantify identified environment and natural resources poverty links in terms of the impact on poverty and to identify policy options to accelerate poverty reduction through the more sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable DevelopmentMay 21, 2015Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable DevelopmentThis handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring.

  • On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeApr 20, 2015On the Road to Sustainable Development: Promoting Gender Equality and Addressing Climate ChangeDuring the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women it was recognized that women remained largely absent at all levels of policy formulation and decision-making in natural resource and environmental management, conservation, protection and rehabilitation. Overcoming these shortcomings requires involving women actively in environmental decision-making at all levels; integrating gender concerns and perspectives into policies and programmes for sustainable development; and strengthening or establishing mechanisms to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women.

  • The Strategic Value of GEF Cross-Cutting Capacity DevelopmentApr 8, 2015The Strategic Value of GEF Cross-Cutting Capacity Development

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