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FACT SHEET No. 33: Ozone-Friendly Pure Ceylon Tea: Grown Free from Methyl Bromide

The purpose of this factsheet is to help National Ozone Units (NOUs) of governments worldwide and other readers learn from the experience of Sri Lanka in phasing out the use of methyl bromide in the tea-growing sector. The phase out of MB in tea industry in Sri Lanka is also an example of phase outmore

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Supporting Transformational Change

The purpose of this report is to reflect on UNDP’s experience of development cooperation over the past 50 years, and to extract some common themes and general lessons about development cooperation for the future. The report makes the case that development is a long-term proposition and is seldommore

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Gender Dimensions of the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund

In 2001, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the first multilateral adaptation finance instruments: the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). The LDCF focuses on the “urgent and immediate adaptation needs” of themore

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Demonstrating HCFC Alternatives under Local Conditions: update from UNDP

With the funding from the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, UNDP is implementing a number of demonstration projects to assess the viability of alternatives to hydrochlorofluorocarbons that minimize negative environmental impacts, in particular impacts on climate,more

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The Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Overview Brochure

This brochure succinctly outlines the structure, objectives and support mechanisms established for the LECB Programme – A global initiative to support Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), and Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) asmore

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A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability

"A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability", jointly prepared by UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme, IOC/UNESCO, FAO and IMO, contextualizes and sets forth a series of ten tangible proposals to shift the oceans management paradigm towards sustainability, and ismore

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2011 Annual Review of UNDP portfolio financed by GEF Chemicals Focal Area

This report assesses the performance in 2010-2011 of the portfolio of UNDP projects funded through GEF focal areas on chemicals. The report documents results, impact, lessons, and experiences emerging from the portfolio. Under its chemicals program, the GEF provides incremental funding support tomore

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Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector

This publication is part of a series of UNDP-sponsored studies that present methods, tools and good practices to map corruption risks, develop strategies and sustain partnerships to address challenges and tackle corruption in the education, health and water sectors. They complement UNDP’s MDGmore

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Toward Recovery and Sustainability of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change

The integrity of all 64 of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and the livelihoods of billions of people that depend upon them are under threat not only from climate change, but also from overfishing, toxic pollution, nutrient over-enrichment, invasive species, habitat degradation, andmore

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Oceans at Rio+20: How Well Are We Doing in Meeting the Commitments from the 1992 Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development? Summary for Decision Makers

This publication was prepared by the civil society organization the Global Ocean Forum (www.globaloceans.org ) with financing and technical support from UNDP-GEF. It measures the progress made toward the broad goals, targets, and timetables established by the international community. The analysismore

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The Forgotten Billion: MDG Achievement in the Drylands

The purpose of this publication is to highlight the development challenges faced by people who live in drylands and to outline how these challenges can be tackled successfully. Covering about 40 percent of the world’s land surface, dryland is home to more than 2 billion people in nearly 100more

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Fast Facts: Waste Management

The inadequate management of chemicals and waste can pose serious threats to human health and the environment and undermine economic and social development. At greatest risk are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. more

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UNDP & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities (Issue 7)

The newsletter includes updates on projects, performance indicators, impacts and results, and policy and mainstreaming announcements on UNDP's activities around the world in support of climate change adaptation. more

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Services and supply chains- The role of the domestic private sector in water service delivery in Tanzania

This report presents findings from a review of the service activities of informal private water vendors in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s capital is a rapidly growing city, and around 70% of the population lacks proper housing and lives in informal  settlements. Large parts of the city remain more

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Output-Based Contracts in Small-Town Water Supply in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities

This report presents findings from a review of the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda.  Since the introduction of the output-based aid (OBA) scheme in 2008, some towns have seen a relatively rapid increase in the number of connections, while using lessmore

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HCFC alternatives in RAC (Portuguese)

This publication is a compilation of technical papers presented during the seminars "Dissemination of the Use of Alternative Fluids Systems Refrigeration & Air Conditioning" organized in Brazil by the Ministry of Environment and UNDP. more

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Paving the Way for Climate-resilient Infrastructure

This report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference (June 2010) "Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change". It outlines the multiple development benefits of climate-proofing infrastructure. While these proceedings address the specificmore

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Blending climate finance through national climate funds

An important tool that can help countries to make the most of climate finance is a National Climate Fund (NCF). An NCF is a country-driven mechanism that supports the collection, blending, coordination of, and accounting for climate finance at the national level. This guidebook presents a processmore

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COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areas

This publication highlights the work of Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) and demonstrates how community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in and around World Heritage Sites through several countrymore

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