Environment & Energy

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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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Annual Performance Report of UNDP supported GEF financed projects (2009-2010)

The Report highlights progress made in 2010 and results achieved by a sub-set of UNDP supported programmes and projects, all of which received some financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) alongside that of other co-financers, and have been under implementation for more than one year asmore

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Small-Scale Water Providers in Kenya: Pioneers or Predators?

There are two main schools of thought about the role of small-scale private water providers. Proponents view them as pioneers and gap-fillers, supplying water where utilities are not providing it adequately. Sceptics argue that they are predators who charge high prices and supply poor qualitymore

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Flyer for Boots on the Ground Strategic Initiative

This flyer outlines some of the work being done under UNDP's Strategic Initiative to Address Climate Change in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which works with 26 low-income countries, including 23 LDCs, onto build capacity on climate change policy. more

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Local governance, Anti-corruptions and REDD+ in Latin America

The Transparency and Accountability in Local Governments (TRAALOG) regional initiative started in April 2010. The TRAALOG has been supported by the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), the Global Thematic Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE), and themore

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

The present guide follows the same structure as the handbook. It is designed to assist champions and practitioners engaged in mainstreaming climate change adaptation. It should be seen as an invitation for mainstreaming specialists and adaptation experts to partner, each bringing their added valuemore

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Fast Facts: Gender and Environment

Dependent as they are on the environment to feed their families and eke out a living, the world’s poorest people suffer the most from changes in climate and the degradation of natural resources.  The world’s poorest inhabitants – six out of ten of whom are female – are therefore most severelymore

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Gender and Water: UNDP Water Governance Issue Series

Water management activities gain efficiency and impact when both women and men are involved in decision-making. Equitable access to and management of water is fundamental in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. This applies to women’s and men’s equitable access tomore

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Gender Dimensions of the Clean Development Mechanism

Established by the Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has two concurrent objectives: to reduce emissions and promote sustainable development. A market-based mechanism, the CDM generates funds through investments in emissions-reduction projects in developing countries. Uponmore

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Gender Dimensions of the Climate Investment Funds

The evolving family of Climate Investment Funds (CIF) comprises international investment instruments designed to offer interim funding to support developing countries’mitigation and adaptation efforts. Jointly established by The World Bank and regional multilateral development banks, the Funds weremore

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Gender Dimensions of the Adaptation Fund

The enormous cost of adaptation combined with vulnerable countries’ limited resources make designing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes extraordinarily challenging. Though capacity and knowledge baselines vary significantly among and within countries and regions, many womenmore

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Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender-Sensitive Policy and Practical Guidelines

Disasters don’t discriminate, but people do. Existing socio-economic conditions mean that disasters can lead to different outcomes even for demographically similar communities - but inevitably the most vulnerable groups suffer more than others. Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuatemore

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Guidelines: Ensuring Impacts from SLM – Development of a Global Indicator System

The guidelines, by the GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’, presents a set of four global impact indicators and their methodologies which, when taken together, can be used to determine the trends in combating land degradation and desertificationmore

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Measuring Impacts of Sustainable Land Management

The GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’ (KM:Land), developed a suite of global and project-level indicators to measure global environmental benefits and local livelihood benefits. The indicators and accompanying conceptual framework are nowmore

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Fast Facts: Universal Energy Access

Some 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity and a billion more only have access to unreliable electricity networks. About 3 billion people rely on solid fuels (traditional biomass and coal) to meet their basic needs. Access to modern energy services for cooking and heating, lighting andmore

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Results: Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the people of Sudan to overcome the consequences of decades of conflict, and to ensure a peaceful transition from recovery to stability.   UNDP Sudan focuses on preventing future conflicts in the country, as well as buildingmore

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Results: Liberia

With its experience on the ground in 166 countries and its noted expertise in handling donor funds in post-crisis countries, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is highly qualified to help the people of Liberia maintain peace and development in their country. In 2009, UNDP helpedmore

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UNDP in Action 2011

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. On the ground in 177 countries and territories worldwide, UNDP continues to assist governments in empowering their citizens through projects and programmes that make a difference in people'smore

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REDD+ Benefit Sharing: A Comparative Assessment of Three National Policy Approaches

This paper reviews three leading forest sector policy approaches relevant to benefit-sharing for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): payments for ecosystem services, also known as payments for environmental services (PES), participatory forest management (PFM), andmore

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A Draft Framework for Sharing Approaches for Better Multi-Stakeholder Participation Practices

Many countries are beginning to engage stakeholders in domestic REDD+ decision-making processes, often with support from bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental initiatives. As part of the 2010 work plan for the Interim REDD+ Partnership, the Partners identified the need to initiate a processmore

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