Climate Change

  • Formulating Climate Change ScenariosFormulating Climate Change ScenariosApr 1, 2011
    This guidebook builds on a large range of UNDP’s ongoing initiatives to support adaptation to climate change. This series is intended to empower decision makers to take action, and to prepare their territories to adapt, and hopefully thrive, under changing climatic conditions.

  • National Capacity Self-Assessment Synthesis ReportSep 16, 2010
    The report summarizes the challenges and opportunities experienced by countries in meeting their commitments under the Rio Conventions, as well as areas where more effort could yield better progress. It reveals the countries' top five capacity development needs to implement the international treaties related to biodiversity, climate change, desertification and drought.

  • Adapting to CC: UNDP-GEF Initiatives Financed by the LDCF, SCCF and SPAApr 1, 2011
    This Report focuses on principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures.

  • Advancing CCA in Developing Countries: The UNDP-GEF Adaptation PortfolioJul 1, 2010
    Overview of UNDP’s support to adaptation initiatives in developing countries funded by GEF-managed UNFCCC funds – LDCF and SCCF, and the GEF Trust Fund’s SPA.

  • Mapping Climate Change VulnerabilityMapping Climate Change VulnerabilityNov 1, 2010
    This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can be designed and implemented.

  • Designing Adaptation Initiatives ToolkitOct 1, 2010
    This guide supports the design of measurable, reportable and verifiable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance in designing climate change adaptation projects.

  • Blending climate finance through national climate fundsSep 13, 2011
    This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draws upon the experience and information generated by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in some 140 countries over the past decade.

  • Technology Needs Assessment HandbookNov 1, 2010
    Building on lessons from earlier TNA efforts, the updated TNA Handbook offers a systematic approach for conducting TNA in order to identify, evaluate and prioritize mitigation and adaptation technologies.

  • Paving the Way for Climate-resilient InfrastructureSep 19, 2011
    This report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference (June 2010) "Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change". It outlines the multiple development benefits of climate-proofing infrastructure. While these proceedings address the specific context of El Salvador, the methodologies outlined can be applied to a wide range of situations.

  • Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate ChangeDown to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate ChangeOct 1, 2012
    TACC is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

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.