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Empowering Lives, Building Resilience

This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.   To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainablemore


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 sustainmore


Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund 2012 Annual Report

The 2012 Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund speaks to the heart of the UNDP vision, to help countries reduce poverty and exclusion through sustainable development. It plays an important role in the quality and responsiveness of UNDP programmes on environment and energy and in bettermore


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 meetingmore

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods, Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience

This document is a synthesis of lessons learnt, experiences and good practices drawn from case studies in six countries implementing the Integrated Drylands Development Programme.These countries include Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia and Tunisia.   Widespread views of drylands asmore


Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector: a Cap-Net UNDP experience

Cap-Net UNDP is an international capacity development network for integrated water resources management (IWRM).   Cap-Net’s approach of working through regional and country networks is an effective method of drawing together various experts from different disciplines,more


Applying an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: focus on seamounts of the southern Indian ocean

In 2009, UNDP-GEF and IUCN began collaborating on a pilot International Waters project designed to promote an ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).    The project created a vital environmental status baseline frommore


Boots on the Ground Report 2012

Through the Strategic Initiative to Address Climate Change in LDCs, aka "Boots on the Ground" UNDP provides institutional support and capacity development services to LDC governments in the area of climate change. The objective of the project is to support 26 low-income countries,more


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 themore


User's Guide on Assessing Water Governance

Water governance has emerged as one of the most critical areas in the context of sustainable water resources development and services, necessary to respond to global water shortages – a crisis which is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs, but rather a crisis of managing water andmore


Climate Risk Management Uganda

Uganda is a development success story by regional standards, with increasing economic growth and declining poverty. Nevertheless, the country’s economic dependence on agriculture makes it very sensitive to climate variability and change. Uganda is experiencing more frequent and intense droughtsmore


Climate Risk Management Peru

This report presents the main results of a climate risk and risk management capacity assessment for Peru, with a thematic focus on the agricultural sector in the regions of Junín and Piura, conducted as part of the Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project (CRM TASP) of themore


Cliimate Risk Management Nicaragua

This report presents the main results of an assessment of climate risk and risk management capacity in the health sector in Nicaragua, conducted under the Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project (CRM TASP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The combination ofmore


A Toolkit of Policy Options to Support Inclusive Green Growth

The non-prescriptive Inclusive Green Growth Toolkit developed by four International Organizations (IOs) - AfDB, OECD, UN, and WB - at the request of the G20 Development Working Group under the Mexican G20 Presidency in June 2012 and updated in July 2013 aims at providing policy-makersmore


The Millennium Development Report 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, the report says. Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets—including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and the proportion of peoplemore


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 themore


Issue Brief - Ocean Hypoxia 'Dead Zones'

During the last few decades, anthropogenic inputs of excess nutrients into the coastal environment, from agricultural activities and wastewater, have dramatically increased the occurrence of coastal eutrophication and hypoxia. Worldwide there are now more than 500 ‘dead zones’ covering 250,000 kmmore


Issue Brief: Toward Ocean Recovery

Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) annually produce 80% of the world’s marine fish catch. These coastal ocean areas are overfished, polluted, and subject to nutrient over enrichment, acidification, accelerated warming from climate change, loss of biodiversity and key habitat areas—including seamore


Africa Adaptation Programme: Capacity building experiences

The discussion paper aims to emphasize the importance of historical climate data, climate projections and climate vulnerability and risk studies for building climate resilient communities. The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was one of UNDP’s flagship programmes in Africa and supported improvedmore


AAP: Voices from the Ground

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was a strategic climate change initiative designed to help create more informed climate change adaptation decision-making and more effective implementation of those decisions in each of the 20 participating countries. This document includes media coverage ofmore

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