Environmental Finance

  • Charting a New Low-Carbon Route to DevelopmentCharting a New Low-Carbon Route to DevelopmentSep 22, 2009
    Integrated climate change planning - a how-to guide for local and regional policy-makers on planning a low-carbon future. This document focuses on the importance of full engagement of sub-national authorities to comprehensively address climate change and suggests that taking the necessary action to tackle climate change will be more effective if it helps address local development issues.

  • Ensuring Gender Equity in Climate Change FinancingEnsuring Gender Equity in Climate Change FinancingJan 1, 2010

  • Adapting to CC: UNDP-GEF Initiatives Financed by the LDCF, SCCF and SPAApr 1, 2011
    This Report focuses on principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures.

  • Mapping Climate Change VulnerabilityMapping Climate Change VulnerabilityNov 1, 2010
    This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can be designed and implemented.

  • Managing the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory ProcessManaging the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory ProcessMar 1, 2005
    The handbook was developed by UNDP with input from a wide range of institutions and national experts from Annex I and non-Annex I Parties. The objective of the handbook is to provide non-Annex I Parties with a strategic and logical approach to a sustainable inventory process.

  • Designing Adaptation Initiatives ToolkitOct 1, 2010
    This guide supports the design of measurable, reportable and verifiable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance in designing climate change adaptation projects.

  • Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-MakingApr 1, 2011
    This guidance document intends to provide countries with a practical tool on using climate information in their decision-making processes. This guide addresses these issues of adaptation planning under uncertainty of observed and projected climate change.

  • Blending climate finance through national climate fundsSep 13, 2011
    This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draws upon the experience and information generated by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in some 140 countries over the past decade.

  • Technology Needs Assessment HandbookNov 1, 2010
    Building on lessons from earlier TNA efforts, the updated TNA Handbook offers a systematic approach for conducting TNA in order to identify, evaluate and prioritize mitigation and adaptation technologies.

  • Paving the Way for Climate-resilient InfrastructureSep 19, 2011
    This report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference (June 2010) "Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change". It outlines the multiple development benefits of climate-proofing infrastructure. While these proceedings address the specific context of El Salvador, the methodologies outlined can be applied to a wide range of situations.