Climate Change and Poverty

  • Gender Climate Investment FundsNov 1, 2010Gender Climate Investment FundsThis short flyer explores the gender dimensions of climate finance mechanisms, focusing on Climate Investment Funds. All funds under the CIF have strong linkages to poor women’s and men’s livelihoods. Gendered patterns of energy use have significant, but often overlooked, implications for programme design and implementation.

  • Gender Clean Development MechanismNov 1, 2010Gender Clean Development MechanismThis 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 employment opportunities and environmental benefits (e.g., improved air quality or decreased waste).

  • Women's Green Business InitiativeJan 1, 2010Women's Green Business InitiativeThe Women’s Green Business Initiative is an innovative Programme that addresses existing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement and facilitates equal opportunities for women to participate in the green economy. It aims to ensure that emerging climate funds address the needs of poor women and men equitably.

  • Perspectives on REDD+Dec 1, 2010Perspectives 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 (MRV) and monitoring for REDD+.

  • Sep 1, 2008Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the ChallengeThe paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • May 1, 2010Mainstreaming Climate Change in NicaraguaA description of the project 'Integrating climate change risks and opportunities into national development processes and United Nations country programming' (RIOCPNU) in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is vulnerable to climate change due to the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme climate events, including floods, landslides, drought, and tides; all of which place the country's development at risk.

  • Jan 1, 2010Mainstreaming Climate Change in ColombiaA description of the project: 'Integrating climate change risks and opportunities into national development processes and United Nations country programming’ in Colombia (English version). Colombia is a country that is especially vulnerable to climate change given that its population has settled in areas prone to flooding and in unstable lands of the high sierras.

  • Aug 1, 2010National Capacity Self-Assessments

  • Jul 14, 2010A Framework for Climate FinanceThis paper outlines a climate finance framework to assist developing countries to move to low-emissions, climate-resilient growth paths. UNDP is proposing a country-driven, multi-stakeholder climate finance framework to assist developing countries to scale up efforts to address climate change in a way that strengthens and advances national development priorities.

  • Apr 16, 2013AAP: Voices from the GroundThe Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) is a strategic climate change initiative designed to help create more informed climate change adaptation decision-making and more effective implementation of those decisions in each of the 20 participating countries. This document gathers media coverage of the AAP and describes some of the on the ground experiences of the programme.