Fast Facts: Waste ManagementOct 1, 2011 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.
Fast Facts: Integrating environment into development planningMay 9, 2012 In order to preserve the full range of natural ecosystems required for human well-being, environment objectives must be embedded in policies that influence human activities, including the key productive sectors of the economy, as well as national development planning frameworks and budgets, institutions, governance, and market-based mechanisms. This ‘mainstreaming’ of environment is crucial for effective action to promote development that is sustainable and climate-resilient.
Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeMar 14, 2012
The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). UNDP provides technical and policy advisory services, supports capacity-building, technology transfer, technical assistance and training, helping countries make progress towards a low carbon economy.
Fast Facts: UNDP and Climate Change in AfricaDec 5, 2011 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.
Fast Facts: Climate ChangeDec 1, 2011 By putting climate change adaptation at the heart of poverty reduction efforts, with proper attention paid to the needs of more vulnerable groups like women and indigenous peoples, UNDP helps to ensure that climate actions are flexible and resilient enough to meet climate challenges now and in the future. At the same time, UNDP strives to reduce people’s exposure to climate-related disasters and, when they do hit, to limit the impact on people’s lives.