Climate Change

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Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate Change

The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). ODS are used in important sectors, such as refrigeration and air conditioning, agriculture, solvents, andmore

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change

The document contains key facts about climate change drawn from UNDP's 2007/2008 Human Development Report. The document also outlines UNDP's work in the area of climate change and provides examples. more

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in Africa

Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change because it faces more severe climatic effects than other regions, its economies rely on climate-dependent sectors such as agriculture, and its capacities to cope and adapt are generally limited. With its presence in every African countrymore

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Energy Access for the Poor

Some 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity and a billion more have access only 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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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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Forest Carbon Accounting: Overview & Principles

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 forestmore

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios

This guidebook offers project managers and decision-makers, who are working with a team of scientific and technical experts, a framework for the development of a prospective range of climate scenarios in their regions.  It aims to empower project managers and decision-makers to engage inmore

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Frontline Observations on Climate Change and Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems

The growing risks and impacts of climate change and the accompanying loss of ecosystem services require the world to urgently invest in a new development paradigm.  As the UN’s global development network, UNDP recognizes the increasing urgency of mainstreaming climate change into sustainablemore

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Gender Adaptation Fund

This short flyer explores the gender dimensions of climate finance mechanisms, focusing on the Adaptation Fund, its creation and its mandate. It addresses the challenges of designing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes in vulnerable countries and provides status to date on gendermore

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Gender Clean Development Mechanism

This short flyer explores the gender dimensions of climate finance mechanisms, focusing on the Clean Development Mechanism. If utilized properly, the CDM can promote sustainable development in host countries by bringing new technologies into communities, which often leads to employmentmore

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.