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.
Supporting countries to get ready for REDD+Jan 1, 2010This 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.
MDG Carbon Facility BrochureSep 1, 2007To help leverage the potentially significant benefits of carbon finance for the developing world, UNDP established the MDG Carbon Facility, an innovative mechanism for the development and commercialization of emission reduction projects. The brochure outlines the work of the MDG Carbon Facility.
UN-REDD Programme BrochureSep 1, 2009In 2008, FAO, UNDP and UNEP launched the UN-REDD Programme to support governments to establish the institutional structures and the capacity to implement REDD, and to increase international confidence and understanding about the feasibility and options for including a REDD mechanism in a post-2012 regime. The Programme brochure outlines the work of UN-REDD.
Responding to climate change in Least Developed CountriesJul 1, 2010Least 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.
Forest Carbon Accounting: Overview & PrinciplesAug 12, 2009This report reinforces UNDP's capacity building efforts by presenting the main principles, practices and challenges of carbon accounting in the forestry sector. It highlights the historic, current and future needs for forest carbon accounting; principles and good practice; the process of forest carbon accounting; and existing guidance and toolkits available for forestry carbon accounting.
Bio-carbon Opportunities in Eastern and Southern AfricaAug 7, 2009The review is a useful resource for policy-makers seeking an overview of forestry / bio-energy regulation and promotion, and project proponents seeking to develop CDM or voluntary market carbon projects. The chapters are organized in terms of the production cycle, beginning with forest bio-carbon and then moving into domestic bio-energy and charcoal production.
Perspectives on REDD+Dec 1, 2010This 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+.
Biomass Energy for Cement Production: Opportunities in EthiopiaAug 10, 2009Biomass and biomass residues, if sourced in an environmentally and socially sustainable fashion, represent a vast – and largely untapped – renewable energy source for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. The guide seeks to outline the potential, taking the Ethiopian cement sector as a specific example of how biomass energy might be deployed in practice.
UNDP CDM ManualAug 1, 2003The CDM User's Guide is designed as a reference tool primarily for UNDP Country Offices to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of the CDM and implement projects efficiently and equitably in a variety of national and sectoral contexts. The document addresses issues of climate change and sustainable development including UNDP's CDM strategy and the CDM project cycle.