Environment & Energy

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 7)

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 Annual Report 2004

The year 2003 marked an important milestone for UNDP. For the first time, total resources exceeded US $3 billion, an eloquent testimony of the support and confidence the organization enjoyed from donors and programme countries after four years of rigorous reforms. This report discusses the strong more

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UNDP Annual Report 2006

With the advent of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the years prior to 2006 had seen UNDP scale up its activities in a major way.  2005 was an important year for the development agenda, with the international community reaffirming its commitment to the MDGs.  Recent years have more

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UNDP Annual Report 2002

For the international community—and the United Nations system—2002 was a time of enormous challenges. We witnessed the relentless spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases worldwide, the appearance of new conflicts and famine in Africa, renewed instability in some democracies in Latin America, and more

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UNDP Annual Report 2003

For the international community—and the United Nations system—2002 was a time of enormous challenges. We witnessed the relentless spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases worldwide, the appearance of new conflicts and famine in Africa, renewed instability in some democracies in Latin America, and 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 Millennium more

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UNDP Annual Report 2008

In early 2007, the world economy was still in its third year of exceptionally rapid growth, progress which has had a positive impact on poverty reduction in general.  By mid-2007, however, it was clear that developing countries would have to respond to a great deal of uncertainty in the global more

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UNDP Briefing Note on Adaptation

The document titled "Adaptation to Climate Change: Doing Development Differently" outlines UNDP's adaptation services and UNDP-GEF's adaptation portfolio that comprises 21 national, regional and global projects taking place in 45 countries. more

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UNDP CDM Manual

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) User's Guide is designed as a reference tool primarily for UNDP Programme Managers to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of the CDM and implement projects efficiently and equitably in a variety of national and sectoral contexts. The document more

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UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles

These country-level climate data summaries address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of 52 country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections more

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

This report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that provide more

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UNDP Community Water Initiative: Fostering Water Security

This report aims to provide in-depth information on the UNDP Community Water Initiative, which has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. This report also highlights some country case studies and activities that provide more

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UNDP Global Programme 2014-2017

The Global Programme supports countries to achieve the eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and more

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UNDP Guide for Integrating SMC into development planning

The UNDP Guide for Integrating the Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning is a learning tool, a primer that provides information on important concepts with respect to the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) and its role in supporting countries’ efforts to achieve sustainable more

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UNDP MPU contribution to sustainable development in LAC since 1992

This report outlines the successes, enabling factors and emerging challenges of UNDP activities to support countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to eliminate ozone-depleting substances. more

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UNDP Strategy on Civil Society and Civil Engagement

The purpose of the Strategy on Civil Society and Civic Engagement (2012) is to provide UNDP with a framework for both empowering and engaging with civil society. It seeks to focus on the need for reinvigorated efforts, as part of the agenda for organizational change, towards innovative more

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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 reduce 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 all more

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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 equitable more

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UNDP WGF Issue Sheet: Water and Sanitation Governance

As one of the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI Issue Series, it notes that clean water, sanitation and hygiene is a proven cost-effective investment that will reduce health budget spending and increases economic productivity and education level. It presents challenges in water and sanitation more

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

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Environment, Energy and UNDP


UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address environmental and energy challenges at global, national and community levels, by seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through projects that help people in developing countries build sustainable livelihoods.

Our Work: Environment & Energy
UNDP's Annual Report
Supporting Global Progress

Our report showcases how we deliver results through programmes on poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development. It highlights the reach of our diverse partnerships.

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Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.

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Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge