Climate Change

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The Contribution of UNDP-GEF Adaptation Initiatives Towards MDG1

This brief discusses the nexus between climate change and MDG1: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. It highlights UNDP-GEF adaptation programming approaches and initiatives to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations to adapt to the long-term impacts of climate change and variabilitymore

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The Contribution of UNDP-GEF Adaptation Initiatives Towards MDG3

This brief discusses the nexus between climate change and the third Millennium Development Goal: to promote gender equality and empower women (MDG 3). It describes how initiatives financed by the Global Environment Facility have integrated gender perspectives into climate change adaptation andmore

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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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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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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries. 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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Transforming On-Grid Renewable Energy Markets

This report provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s extensive work supporting the development of national renewable energy regimes based around feed-in tariffs. In these activities UNDP-GEF assists developing countries to assess key barriers and risks to technology diffusion, and then to identify a mixmore

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UN-REDD Programme Brochure

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-2012more

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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

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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

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.