Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund 2012 Annual Report
The 2012 Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund speaks to the heart of the UNDP vision, to help countries reduce poverty and exclusion through sustainable development. It plays an important role in the quality and responsiveness of UNDP programmes on environment and energy and in better aligning and coordinating different areas of work - mainstreaming environment and energy into development, mobilizing environmental finance, promoting adaptation to climate change, and expanding access to environmental and energy services for the poor.
In 2012, the fund made meaningful contributions to the implementation of the 2008-2013 Strategic Plan, Rio+20 and the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. In addition and as in previous years, an important focus area was climate change. The fund also continued to produce unique knowledge products, such as a toolkit on green growth requested by the G20, and the first guidebook on environmental financing tools.