Global Environmental Finance - Library
  • Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future
    Jun 4, 2017

    From the cold, nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current off the coasts of Chile and Peru, and the coastal fishing grounds of Turkey and India, to the spectacular coral reefs of the tropical seas of the Indian Ocean, and the mangrove swamps of Tonga in the South Pacific, Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining the Future explores UNDP’s work to expand and strengthen marine protected areas in developing countries. Written in the style of an oceanic travel magazine, the reader sets sail on a mesmerizing journey around the world. Visiting myriad countries that promote the conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystems while facilitating the establishment of effectively managed marine protected areas, the reader witnesses their multiple global and local development benefits in support of SDG 14 and other SDGs — as well as global biodiversity targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity. A diverse set of case studies presents the work of a wide range of GEF-financed and UNDP-supported projects that make a clear case for further investment in marine protected areas to restore the health of oceanic and coastal ecosystems, strengthen resilience in the face of climate change, sustain fisheries and other economic activities, and improve the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

  • 2016 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
    May 19, 2017

    The 2016 Annual Performance Report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit highlights how UNDP's partnership with environmental vertical funds has helped to transform markets, empower and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities, and build the capacity of countries to safeguard their natural capital as the foundation of sustainable development.

  • Voices of Impact: Stories from 25 Years of Environmental Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Burning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger Landscape
    Apr 13, 2016

    This publication highlights the unique contribution of ten GEF financed, UNDP supported projects in six tiger range countries (Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand), demonstrating how conservation activities in tiger habitat can accomplish more than the preservation of one iconic wildlife species.

  • Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change
    Dec 7, 2015

    Adapting from the ground up: A new perspective on private sector engagement in resilience, is a joint report from the World Resources Institute and UNDP. The report explains the reasons why building a resilient private sector is vital to building resilient communities.

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