Global Environmental Finance - Library
  • 2017 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
    Jun 20, 2018

    In this 10th annual performance report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, we show how investments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—on affordable and clean energy (7), climate action (13), life below water (14), and life on land (15)—accelerate the achievement of other goals aimed at eradicating poverty (1), achieving zero hunger (2), achieving gender equality (5), reducing inequalities (10), and building strong institutions (16). Throughout this report, we weave a story of transformational change that can be realized by addressing the key drivers of environmental degradation through multifaceted and integrated approaches. From the global to the local level, the impacts emerging from our work demonstrate progress being made toward realizing environmental and development benefits. Our work contributes to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment—as outlined in the Gender in Action section of this report—and the Agenda 2030 principle to ‘leave no one behind’.

  • Derisking Renewable Energy Investment
    May 21, 2018

    DREI introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers in to cost-effectively promote investment in renewable energy.

  • 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.

  • Silent Roar - UNDP and GEF in the Snow Leopard Landscape
    Oct 21, 2016

    Promoting snow leopard conservation serves a broader purpose than simply saving one endangered species. Snow leopards act as an indicator of the health of the entire ecosystem in which they live.

  • Burning Bright: UNDP and GEF in the Tiger Landscape
    Apr 13, 2016

    This publication highlights ten GEF financed UNDP supported projects in six tiger range countries.

  • 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.

  • The Strategic Value of GEF Cross-Cutting Capacity Development
  • Transforming On-Grid Renewable Energy Markets

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