Integrating climate change into development

  • 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.

  • Multi-Stakeholder Decision-MakingMulti-Stakeholder Decision-MakingOct 3, 2012

  • 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.

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

  • Mainstreaming Climate Change in National Development Processes and UN Country ProgrammingMainstreaming Climate Change in National Development Processes and UN Country ProgrammingFeb 29, 2012

  • 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.

  • Gender Climate Investment FundsGender Climate Investment FundsNov 1, 2010
    This 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.