This 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.
This 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.
This 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.
This 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.
Adapting 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 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.
Today’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.
Released 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.
UNDP 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.
This 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.
During 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.