Climate Change Adaptation and Development

01 Dec 2011

Climate change poses great challenges to society, particularly in developing countries. The impacts of climate change could reverse decades of human development gains and threaten achievement of the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs). While many developing countries remain the most vulnerable to these future threats, they have limited capacity to adapt to impending climate impacts.


UNDP promotes equitable and pro-poor adaptation that encourages sustainable economic development and resilient livelihoods in the face of climate change. Through building communities’ capacity to adapt, UNDP supports countries to
create robust and responsive state institutions, capable public and private sector management, and skilled human resources able to innovate, adapt and deliver results related to the changing conditions. This is done by working with UN
Country Teams, governments and other partners to provide a number of services to support regional, national and subnational stakeholders in addressing climate change risks.

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