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Fast Facts: Participatory Governance Assessments for REDD

A quick overview of how UN-REDD programme is using participatory governance assessments to provide capacity-building and training for governments to provide relevant, reliable and timely information, as well as civil society to act upon the information provided in order to hold their governments to more

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Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in Africa

Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change because it faces more severe climatic effects than other regions, its economies rely on climate-dependent sectors such as agriculture, and its capacities to cope and adapt are generally limited. With its presence in every African country more

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Fast Facts: Universal Energy Access

Some 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity and a billion more only have access 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 more

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Fast Facts: Waste Management

The inadequate management of chemicals and waste can pose serious threats to human health and the environment and undermine economic and social development. At greatest risk are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. more

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Fast Facts: Water Supply and Sanitation

UNDP works to bring about the necessary improvements in water governance to scale up water and sanitation services for the poor. Through its MDG GoAL WaSH initiative, the Water Governance Programme (WGP) focuses on coordinated country assistance by UN and other development partners and inclusion of more