Climate Change

New report urges governments to take swift action to face climate challenges

Governments around the world should take immediate actions to adapt to the impact of changing weather patterns on a wide range of economic and social activities, according to a top policy official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of a report released more

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Paving the Way for Climate-resilient Infrastructure

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 more

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Perspectives on REDD+

This short document explores difficult questions in three articles that look at the challenges around the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in stakeholder engagement for REDD+; the multiple ecosystem-based benefits of REDD+ beyond carbon; and Measuring, Reporting, Verification more

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Practitioners and Policy-makers Exchange on Adaptation in Agriculture

The 'Practitioners and Policy makers Exchange on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture', which was held in Bangkok in 2010, facilitated the transfer of knowledge gained from increasing experience with climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. The FAQ booklet captures participants’ more

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Preparing LECRDS - Executive Summary

This report serves as the Executive Summary to a series of manuals and guidebooks that UNDP is offering in support of Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (LECRDS). It provides a brief outline of the approach and methodologies that these materials treat in detail. more

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REDD+ Benefit Sharing: A Comparative Assessment of Three National Policy Approaches

This paper reviews three leading forest sector policy approaches relevant to benefit-sharing for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): payments for ecosystem services, also known as payments for environmental services (PES), participatory forest management (PFM), and more

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Readiness for Climate Finance

This 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 more

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Recycling of the Municipal Waste through Biogas Production and Composting

In 1990, a group of sixteen women from Lalitpur, Nepal started collecting waste from the neighboring 50 households. This initiative lead to the establishment of the organization called Women Environment Protection Committee (WEPCO). By 2004, waste collection expanded to 1000 households, wherein more

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Resource Constraints and Economic Performance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This report explores the link between resource constraints and economic performance for countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It documents the biocapacity situation of every country in the region, linking it to economic performance and other indicators of financial health. It suggests that more

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Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change

The guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It makes the case for why it is necessary to include women's voices, needs and expertise in 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.