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Community Water Initiative - Delivering water and sanitation to poor communities

Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. It is rooted in the strong belief that local management and community initiatives play a key role inmore


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 sustainablemore


Green Economy in Action

The Green Economy is one in which the vital linkages among the economy, society, and environment are taken into account. This selection of articles and excerpts emerged in response to the need to fill the knowledge gap on practical, concrete, and on the ground green economy country experience. Itmore


International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools

The International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools provides guidance on developing and implementing the most commonly used, widely applicable, and potentially high-impact environmental finance tools. It aims to define and analyse the primary tools that are already in use and that can bemore


Sustainable Energy for All - Brief Guide to Advocacy Planning

The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All is a unique opportunity and platform to raise national public awareness and influence policies, commitments and action for the sustainable energy for all goal. Advocacy is considered the process of managing information and knowledgemore


SEFA Advocacy PowerPoint Presentation

These materials can be used for advocacy and outreach and serve as background information on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. more


Privatization and Renationalization: What went wrong in Bolivia's water sector?

NOTE: This paper is made available for sale on the following website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X12001544 Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper investigates the impact of water service privatization in Bolivia. It compares the performance ofmore


UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning

This publication provides an overview and update on the progress of the UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning Processes. It highlights information on the technical guidance provided through the Initiative; five steps thatmore


UN-REDD Programme Report 2011

The UN-REDD Programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in two ways: (i) direct support to the design and implementation of UN-REDD National Programmes; and (ii) complementary support to national REDD+ action through common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data and best practicesmore


Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin - Issue 9

This bulletin provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s support to countries to affect policy and institutional change for climate change adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-levels. Issue 9 features a collection of stories from the Asia Pacific region, as well as a articles on new Earlymore


Reports of demonstration projects on HCFC alternatives

This report was prepared by UNDP based on the results of a project funded by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol and submitted in October 2010. There is an urgent need to assess potential alternative technologies for replacing HCFC-141b in terms ofmore


UNDP-UNEP PEI Annual Progress Report 2011

The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) is increasingly recognized as a source of knowledge on poverty-environment mainstreaming and as a vehicle to deliver integrated development policies and approaches. This 2011 PEI Annual Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview of progressmore


Water Resources Management Report-2012

The report follows an earlier UN-Water report presented to the 16th session of the CSD in 2008 which primarily took stock of the development and implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plans, as required in the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPoI).more


Energy Subsidies in the Arab World

This report is part of the Arab Human Development Reports’ Research Paper Series which examines energy subsidies in the Arab region. It considers energy subsidies in the context of achieving overall welfare objectives related to expanding energy access and protecting poor households’ incomes; tomore


UNDP-Taking Stock of Durban

The Durban Climate Conference in December 2011 represented a significant step forward for the United Nations climate change process. Although its outcomes continue to be debated, the Durban Conference could prove to be a game-changing conference for the climate negotiations. This paper evaluatesmore


Examples of Inclusive Green Economy Approaches in UNDP's Support to Countries

The task of harnessing opportunities afforded by an inclusive green economy approach can be challenging for policy makers and practitioners at all levels even when there is a common understanding of the potential gains across social, economic and environmental strands.  Country contexts differmore


Mainstreaming Poverty Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility more


Habitat Banking in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Feasibility Assessment Main Report

The report hopes to catalyze interest in HB opportunities and act as a platform for political dialogue between stakeholders. In addition to helping us understand how these new concepts can be projected into operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. more


International Waters – Delivering Results

Since 1991, UNDP-GEF’s International Waters Programme has been supporting over one hundred countries that share some of the world’s largest and most important aquatic ecosystems to work cooperatively in addressing the agreed priority environmental and water resource concerns facing suchmore


Frontline Observations on Climate Change and Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems

The growing risks and impacts of climate change and the accompanying loss of ecosystem services require the world to urgently invest in a new development paradigm.  As the UN’s global development network, UNDP recognizes the increasing urgency of mainstreaming climate change into sustainablemore

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