Ecosystems and Biodiversity

  • COMPACT: Engaging local communities in stewardship of protected areas
    Sep 13, 2011

    This publication highlights the work of Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) and demonstrates how community-based initiatives can significantly increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in and around World Heritage Sites through several country cases.

  • Apr 1, 2003

    The paper focuses on the need to rethink conventional wisdom on land tenure approaches and asks how we can best respond to the land tenure problems. It provides a comparative overview of land tenure systems in the drylands, identifies challenges and trends in land tenure reform projects, and offers ideas for decision-makers.

  • Oct 1, 2002

    The primer is designed to help facilitate the practical realization of sustainable modernized bioenergy activities, including the technical, policy and institutional aspects. It notes that bioenergy is an important potential contributor to sustainable energy strategies and can contribute directly to poverty alleviation.

  • UNDP’s Response to El Niño and La Niña: From Recurring Crisis to Resilience
    Jan 13, 2017

    From recurring crisis to resilience: an investment case.

  • Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
    Aug 25, 2017

    UNDP assists countries to integrate land and related environmental concerns into national and sectoral development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable growth and development.

  • Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    Dec 12, 2016

    This brief provides illustrative examples of how biodiversity can play an essential role in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • The Large Marine Ecosystem Approach - An Engine for Achieving SDG14
    Jun 22, 2017

    Prompt and large scale action is needed to overcome losses of large marine ecosystem (LME) goods and services; to mitigate degradation due to climate change; and to achieve integrated adaptive ecosystem management of LMEs.

  • The GloBallast Story: Reflections from a Global Family
    Jun 19, 2017

    For more than a decade – in partnership with IMO and UNDP – GloBallast has mobilized a broad coalition of more than 50 countries, shipping lines, port authorities and other stakeholders around a bold vision to eliminate ballast water as a key conduit for invasive alien species and a driver of global biodiversity loss.

  • Inspired by Nature: Celebrating Biodiversity with Haikus
    May 19, 2017

    In this publication, we celebrate the diversity of life on Earth with a collection of 82 haikus, contributed by more than 60 friends, family and colleagues from UNDP and partners.

  • 2015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
    May 31, 2016

    This performance report UNDP-GEF Unit provides a) a snapshot of progress made toward development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015; b) highlights progress made in addressing women, work and the environment and c)demonstrates the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility.

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