Integrating climate change into development

  • Gender responsive national communicationsDec 10, 2015Gender responsive national communicationsThis toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).

  • 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).

  • Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+Jan 1, 2010Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+This two-page flyer describes how UN-REDD is supporting countries to get ready for REDD+. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is an endeavour to create an incentive for developing forested countries to protect, better manage and wisely use their forest resources, thus contributing to the global fight against climate change.

  • 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+.

  • Mar 10, 2010Stocktaking of Tools and Guidelines to Mainstream Climate Change AdaptationThe report provides a summary of existing tools and good practices from a range of organisations to guide development practitioners in their climate change mainstreaming efforts. The components and entry points of the mainstreaming process are explored; Key climate change adaptation and mainstreaming concepts are defined; and a comparative overview of existing tools and guidelines is provided.

  • Dec 1, 2010AAP: UNDP and JICAThis flyer describes some of the areas of collaboration between UNDP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in their work on climate change and the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP).

  • Nov 1, 2010HDRO: Mobility and MigrationThis note offers guidance for national and regional human development report teams that seek to investigate and strengthen the human development gains associated with migration in their countries. The note offers suggestions on how a report on mobility can be refined and conceptualized based on a given national context, as well as on how mobility can be considered in reports on related themes.

  • Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to DevelopmentSep 22, 2009Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to DevelopmentIntegrated climate change planning - a how-to guide for local and regional policy-makers on planning a low-carbon future. This document focuses on the importance of full engagement of sub-national authorities to comprehensively address climate change and suggests that taking the necessary action to tackle climate change will be more effective if it helps address local development issues.

  • Oct 21, 2010AAP: A Cross Practice ApproachThe African Adaptation Programme is not an adaptation project in its own right, but rather a programme that helps countries develop their capacities to finance and manage adaptation projects more effectively within a long-term planning framework. This brochure describes the approach.