Climate Change

  • Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+Jan 1, 2010
    This two-page flyer describes how UN-REDD is supporting countries to get ready for REDD+. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an endeavour to create an incentive for developing forested countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, thus contributing to the global fight against climate change.

  • Forest Carbon Accounting: Overview & PrinciplesAug 12, 2009
    This report reinforces UNDP's capacity building efforts by presenting the main principles, practices and challenges of carbon accounting in the forestry sector. It highlights the historic, current and future needs for forest carbon accounting; principles and good practice; the process of forest carbon accounting; and existing guidance and toolkits available for forestry carbon accounting.

  • Bio-carbon Opportunities in Eastern and Southern AfricaAug 7, 2009
    The review is a useful resource for policy-makers seeking an overview of forestry / bio-energy regulation and promotion, and project proponents seeking to develop CDM or voluntary market carbon projects. The chapters are organized in terms of the production cycle, beginning with forest bio-carbon and then moving into domestic bio-energy and charcoal production.

  • UN-REDD Programme BrochureSep 1, 2009
    In 2008, FAO, UNDP and UNEP launched the UN-REDD Programme to support governments to establish the institutional structures and the capacity to implement REDD, and to increase international confidence and understanding about the feasibility and options for including a REDD mechanism in a post-2012 regime. The Programme brochure outlines the work of UN-REDD.

  • Perspectives on REDD+Perspectives on REDD+Dec 1, 2010
    This short document explores difficult questions in three articles that look at the challenges around the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in stakeholder engagement for REDD+; the multiple ecosystem-based benefits of REDD+ beyond carbon; and Measuring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) and monitoring for REDD+.

  • Biomass Energy for Cement Production: Opportunities in EthiopiaAug 10, 2009
    Biomass and biomass residues, if sourced in an environmentally and socially sustainable fashion, represent a vast – and largely untapped – renewable energy source for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The guide seeks to outline the potential, taking the Ethiopian cement sector as a specific example of how biomass energy might be deployed in practice.

  • UNDP CDM ManualUNDP CDM ManualAug 1, 2003
    The CDM User's Guide is designed as a reference tool primarily for UNDP Country Offices 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 document addresses issues of climate change and sustainable development including UNDP's CDM strategy and the CDM project cycle.

  • Staying on Track: Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate ChangeStaying on Track: Tackling Corruption Risks in Climate ChangeNov 17, 2010
    The UNDP report was launched during the 14th International Anti Corruption Conference in Bangkok in November 2010. It maps out major corruption risks in the areas of adaptation and REDD+ and makes recommendations to identify actions to minimize these risks.

  • Technological Cooperation and Climate ChangeTechnological Cooperation and Climate ChangeDec 3, 2011

  • Recycling of the Municipal Waste through Biogas Production and CompostingRecycling of the Municipal Waste through Biogas Production and CompostingJan 4, 2012

Latest Publication
Readiness for Climate Finance

The paper presents a framework for understanding what it means to be “ready” to plan for, access, deliver, and monitor climate finance in a transformative way at the national level.  The aim is provide policy-makers with an overall lens through which readiness and preparatory activities offered by a range of international, regional, and national partners can be organised.