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).

  • Sep 16, 2010National Capacity Self-Assessment Synthesis ReportThe 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.

  • Capacity Development: A UNDP PrimerJan 1, 2009Capacity Development: A UNDP Primer

  • Community Based Adaptation to Climate ChangeJan 1, 2010Community Based Adaptation to Climate ChangeThe Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) programme seeks to encourage systemic change in national adaptation-related policy through evidence based results from a portfolio of community-driven climate change risk management projects. The programme promotes global learning related to community adaptation by sharing lessons from a range of initiatives focusing on natural resource management.

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • Oct 10, 2010Fast Facts: UNDP and Energy Access for the PoorSome 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nov 1, 2009Linking Climate Change Policies To Human DevelopmentThis note has been prepared in response to the growing demand for guidelines to support the work of report teams and partners in integrating human development analysis and advocacy into more equitable, sustainable and climate-resilient development planning and policy debates. It provides practical suggestions on ways that reports can complement existing climate change responses.