Environment & Energy

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Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic Development

The brochure presents lessons from Community Based Approaches in Water Supply Projects for Multi-Ethnic Neighborhoods in Crimea. Based on the experiences in two pilot communities (Tenistoye and Sevastyanovka), it shows that the concept of community participation through social mobilization can workmore

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Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource Guide

This toolkit and resource guide provides tools to help development practitioners ask the relevant questions needed to bring about better development and energy outcomes that are gender specific and that address the needs of women in particular. more

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UNDP and Energy for Sustainable Development

The brochure provides a brief overview of energy linkages with the MDGs and highlights UNDP's approach to energy, the organization's energy partnerships for sustainable development, energy activities, energy portfolio, and knowledge sharing on energy for sustainable development. more

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World Energy Assessment Overview: 2004 Update

The document presents the linkages between energy and the MDGs, describes the discussions and outcomes that emerged from CSD-9 and WSSD, and outlines the latest energy trends, new energy related technologies, and energy policy options for a sustainable future. It also examines distinct regionalmore

Reclaiming the Land, Sustaining Livelihoods - Lessons for the Future 2004

The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the Future" series, highlights examples of activities to combat land degradation. It focuses on "cross-cutting projects" that address land degradation but were primarily designed to deal with other environmental problems, andmore

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Greater quality and quantity of energy services lead to achievement of the MDGs

The paper proposes that while there is no MDG specific to energy, it will be impossible to achieve the Goals without improving the quality and quantity of energy services. The paper notes that for UNDP, the types of energy services, rather than energy supplies, are highly critical to themore

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Ecotourism Development: A Manual for Conservation Planners & Managers - Vol. II

The volume provides guidance on both key conservation management and key business development strategies. It includes an introduction to the critical elements of ecotourism management planning including zoning, visitor impact monitoring, visitor site design and management, income generationmore

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Water Governance for Poverty Reduction

This booklet aims to highlight the key water-related challenges developing countries face, give examples of approaches that have worked based on the experience of UNDP and its partners, and make recommendations concerning policy. It is organized in chapters that correspond to the areas targeted bymore

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Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Region

The report is a compilation of case studies and lessons from UNDP projects in the region. The publication highlights the role of energy in poverty reduction and advancing the achievement of the MDGs. Key lessons about participatory approaches, technology choices and policy options are summarized inmore

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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 strongmore

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Solar Photovoltaics in Africa: Experiences with Financing and Delivery Models

The second issue of the UNDP/GEF "Lessons for the Future" series focuses on solar PV. It explores questions about the best ways to make PV solar systems accessible, affordable, and sustainable to rural people in developing countries keeping in mind the constraints, opportunities, andmore

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Reducing Rural Poverty through Increased Access to Energy Services: MPP in Mali

The report reviews experiences of the Multifunctional Platform Project in Mali and documents how modern energy services affect people's lives in terms of income, education, and rural women's status and health. It presents analytical insights into key factors affecting the relationship betweenmore

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Water Supply and Energy Services for the Poor: Rules Make Markets

The paper notes that deregulation and privatization in the water supply and energy sectors, as a means to stimulate private-sector investment, have only led to improved services for the poor when effective regulation mechanisms have been put in place by governments and public agencies. It proposesmore

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Strategic Approach to Enhance Capacity Building

The GEF Council approved the Strategic Approach to Enhancing Capacity Building in November 2003. In approving the strategy, the Council requested the GEF Secretariat, in collaboration with the Implementing Agencies and the monitoring and evaluation unit, to undertake further work to operationalizemore

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Biodiversity and the Millennium Development Goals

The report focuses on the benefits of biodiversity and the MDGs. The importance of biodiversity to development objectives is also discussed in the context of the WEHAB Initiative and the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report also highlights the role of biodiversity in achieving the targetsmore

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Community Action to Address Climate Change

The publication summarizes key information concerning selected energy and climate change projects supported by the GEF SGP between 1992 and 2003. It provides information on community-led projects that address climate change while improving energy access and livelihoods. The case studies focus onmore

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Local Business for Global Biodiversity Conservation

The guidebook aims to support biodiversity projects implemented by UNDP/GEF in planning viable and alternative livelihoods to reduce threats to local natural resources. It proposes that by adopting a focused strategy for small business development, conservation planners can help local communitiesmore

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Agency Collaboration for UNCCD: Current Situation and Lessons Learned

This joint publication of the Facilitation Committee of the Global Mechanism for the UNCCD CoP-6, (25 Aug - 5 Sept 2003, Havana, Cuba), presents short briefs by Committee members highlighting their commitment to CCD process and its implementation. It provides some lessons learnt from collaborationmore

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LP Gas Applications for Rural Energy Development

The brochure details the benefits of LPG gas in rural development. It explores the aspects of rural access, cooking use, productive services, food preparation and processing, community services and the powering of the local economy. 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 documentmore

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