Environment & Energy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Africa Adaptation Programme Experiences: Gender and Climate Change

This paper focuses on the links between gender and climate change adaptation and highlights strategies UNDP's Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) used to mainstream gender into climate change adaptation policy and increase women's engagement in decision-making.  AAP was launched in 2008, withmore

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Africa Adaptation Programme

Africa Adaptation Programme In 2008, the Government of Japan provided UNDP and three other UN agencies with US$ 92.1 million.  The purpose of this initiative – “Supporting Integrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” – was to ensure that 20 African countriesmore

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The Global Conversation Begins - Emerging views for a new development agenda

The United Nations and partners have launched an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This global conversation responds to a growing call for activemore

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Fast Facts: Environment & Energy

The increasing degradation of ecosystems and the growing impacts of climate change urgently call for a new development paradigm. Without drastic changes in production and consumption patterns, our planet will not be able to sustain the global economy.  Experts warn of the collapse of entiremore

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UNDP work on POPs 2013

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) present threats to sustainable human development, with the poorest members of the global community most vulnerable to their negative effects. The publication presents an update of UNDP support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition inmore

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Every Drop Matters Volume I

In 2006, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) joined forces to help make the promise of improved access to clean water a reality. Every Drop Matters began as a $6 million regional partnership between UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS and TCCC'smore

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Low-carbon alternatives for blowing agents in foam sector

UNDP has been at the forefront of technology demonstration projects to replace ozone-depleting substances since 1992 and has been implementing demonstration projects in all regions and all sectors. UNDP is assessing relatively new technological developments that have not or scarcely been usedmore

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