Climate Change

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Africa Adaptation Programme Experiences: Gender and Climate Change

This paper focuses on the links between gender and climate change adaptation and highlights strategies UNDP's Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) used to mainstream gender into climate change adaptation policy and increase women's engagement in decision-making.  AAP was launched in 2008, withmore

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Africa Adaptation Programme: Capacity building experiences

The discussion paper aims to emphasize the importance of historical climate data, climate projections and climate vulnerability and risk studies for building climate resilient communities. The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was one of UNDP’s flagship programmes in Africa and supported improvedmore

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Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making

This guidance document intends to provide countries with a practical tool on using climate information in their decision-making processes. This guide addresses these issues of adaptation planning under uncertainty of observed and projected climate change. 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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Bio-carbon Opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa

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-carbonmore

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Biomass Energy for Cement Production: Opportunities in Ethiopia

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 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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Boots on the Ground Report 2011

Through the Strategic Initiative to Address Climate Change in LDCs, aka "Boots on the Ground" UNDP provides institutional support and capacity development services to LDC governments in the area of climate change. The objective of the project is to support 26 low-income countries,more

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Boots on the Ground Report 2012

Through the Strategic Initiative to Address Climate Change in LDCs, aka "Boots on the Ground" UNDP provides institutional support and capacity development services to LDC governments in the area of climate change. The objective of the project is to support 26 low-income countries,more

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Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer

This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system – a real-worldmore

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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.