Environment & Energy

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Mainstreaming Climate Change in National Development Processes and UN Country Programming

UNDP provides policy and capacity development servies on climate change to support developing countries to respond to climate change impacts and to integrate climate risks into national planning and UN programming.  Through these services, UNDP supports national and sub-national governments tomore

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NCSA Sub-Regional Workshops

Regional and sub-regional workshops facilitated the sharing of experiences and catalyzed the work of the NCSA country teams between 2004 and 2009. The workshops also helped clarify the broader development context of the NCSAs, such as demonstrating the linkages between the NCSAs and other capacitymore

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NCSA Final Reports, Action Plans and CCR

The following countries have made their Final Report, Action Plan, and Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Assessment Reports available.   Country Final Report and Action Plan Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Assessment Report A Afghanistan EN   Albania EN EN Algeria EN   Antiguamore

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Drought Risk Management: Practitioner's Perspectives from Africa and Asia

This publication is one of the main outputs from our activities of the Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network. Drought is not a new phenomenon: a large part of Africa and Asia  have been facing increased climate variability and extreme events. The terms such as riskmore

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Innovative Financing for Development: A New Model for Development Finance?

This Discussion Paper explores recent experiences with innovative sources of development finance in order to capture lessons learned for the more effective implementation of both current and future initiatives.   The paper first looks at what is understood by the term ‘innovative financing formore

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Towards an 'Energy Plus' Approach for the Poor: A Review of Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Asia and the Pacific

Between 2009 and 2011, the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre led a collaborative review of 17 energy access programmes and projects implemented by governments, development agencies and the private sector in Asia-Pacific.  The review shows that projects and programmes which combine the deliverymore

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Small-Scale, Private Water Service Provision: Case Studies of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

This series of case studies focuses on issues with private provision of water services in urban areas of Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.   Small scale providers increase water supply coverage – an essential service in fast-growing cities – and reduce time poverty. However, system of watermore

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UN-REDD-FCPF Joint Paper on REDD+

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is a mechanism to create an incentive for developing countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, contributing to the global fi ght against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more

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UN-REDD Programme year in Review 2010

The UN-REDD Programme partner countries canbe incredibly proud of what they accomplished in 2010. more

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The UN-REDD Programme Strategy - 2011-2015

For the purpose of this strategy, REDD+ refers to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries; and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. more

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Beyond Carbon: Ecosystem-based Benefits of REDD+

Forests have come under increasing pressure from human activity in recent decades, leading to significant losses of forest area, and the biodiversity and carbon they contain. more

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Recycling of the Municipal Waste through Biogas Production and Composting

In 1990, a group of sixteen women from Lalitpur, Nepal started collecting waste from the neighboring 50 households. This initiative lead to the establishment of the organization called Women Environment Protection Committee (WEPCO). By 2004, waste collection expanded to 1000 households, whereinmore

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The Mekhe Solar Cooker Project

The project aims to create a model for the sustainable use of renewable energy and regeneration of plant resources. The overall goal is to preserve vegetation through reforestation and the use of solar energy as an alternative to firewood. The project’s Technical Advisor, Mr. Abdoulaye Toure, builtmore

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Decentralized Energy Access and the MDGs

This important study highlights the development benefits resulting from access to electricity for rural and remote communities in Nepal. It is based on the successful expansion of the Rural Energy Development Programme executed by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre. Aimed at increasing accessmore

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in Africa

Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change because it faces more severe climatic effects than other regions, its economies rely on climate-dependent sectors such as agriculture, and its capacities to cope and adapt are generally limited. With its presence in every African countrymore

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Technological Cooperation and Climate Change

A Consultation on “Technology Cooperation for Addressing Climate Change” was organized jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Government of India and UNDP in India. This publication comprises commissioned papers which were presented and discussed at the consultation. Themore

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Resource Constraints and Economic Performance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This report explores the link between resource constraints and economic performance for countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It documents the biocapacity situation of every country in the region, linking it to economic performance and other indicators of financial health. It suggests thatmore

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Fast Facts: Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. They are least able to recover from climate stresses and their economic growth is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors. Climate change threatens to undo decades of progress towards reducing poverty and putsmore

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Fast Facts: Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change poses great challenges to society, particularly in developing countries. The impacts of climate change could reverse decades of human development gains and threaten achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While many developing countries remain the most vulnerable tomore

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Fast Facts: Climate Change

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Receding forests, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels will exacerbate existing economic, political and humanitarian stresses and affect human development in all parts of the world.   By putting climate change adaptationmore

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