Climate Change

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Fast Facts: Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change poses great challenges to society, particularly in developing countries. The impacts of climate change could reverse decades of human development gains and threaten achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While many developing countries remain the most vulnerable to more

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Fast Facts: Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. They are least able to recover from climate stresses and their economic growth is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors. Climate change threatens to undo decades of progress towards reducing poverty and puts more

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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, and more

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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 country more

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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 and more

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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 forest more

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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 in more

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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 sustainable more

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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.