Climate Change and Poverty

  • 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.

  • Environmental Finance Services BrochureOct 1, 2009
    This brochure outlines how UNDP is helping governments to attract and drive private investment towards sustainable solutions by combining and sequencing various financial instruments to effect policy change. These environmental finance services of UNDP offer an innovative and robust approach to addressing climate change, and other environmental and sustainable development concerns.

  • AAP: Voices from the GroundApr 16, 2013
    The 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.

  • UNDP and Energy Access for the PoorUNDP and Energy Access for the PoorOct 1, 2010
    Access to modern energy services for the poor is about energizing human development. It is a priority for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and necessary to ending poverty, empowering women and generating opportunities. UNDP aims to reach the poor with modern energy services that boost productive and income-generating activities and protect human health and the environment.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Energy Access for the PoorOct 10, 2010
    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 communications, and mechanical power for productive uses is a vast area of unmet need.

  • Responding to climate change in Least Developed CountriesJul 1, 2010
    Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are some of the most vulnerable to climate change, as they are least able to recover from climate stresses and their economic growth is highly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to align human development and climate responses to promote sustainable development, especially in LDCs.

  • The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the AccordFeb 1, 2010
    This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries.

  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate ChangeJan 31, 2008
    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.

  • National Communications Support Programme October 2010 NewsletterNational Communications Support Programme October 2010 NewsletterOct 1, 2010
    The National Communications Support Programme October 2010 Newsletter, with features on Peru and Montenegro. Peru faces many challenges in its attempt to respond to the UNFCCC recommendation to create a permanent mechanism for providing updated national information on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, while Montenegro recently completed its Initial National Communication (INC) to the UNFCCC.

  • The Bali Road Map: Key Issues Under NegotiationNov 1, 2008
    The briefing document is designed to provide policy makers with key background information – and important insights into current proposals under negotiation – on the four Bali Action Plan building blocks (i.e., mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance) and land use, land-use change and forestry.