Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Biodiversity and EcosystemsFast Facts: Biodiversity and EcosystemsOct 12, 2012Ecosystems, species and genes - the building blocks of biodiversity - are being degraded at an unparalleled rate as natural resources are exploited without consideration for their broader value to the ecosystem and economic values.

  • Fast Facts: Universal Energy AccessJul 1, 2011Some 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 communications, and mechanical power for productive uses is a vast area of unmet need. The energy access challenge is particularly acute in the least developed countries, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeFast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeMar 14, 2012The 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.


  • How is the Sound Management of Chemicals related to the MDGs?Apr 27, 2009The flyer briefly shows how the sound management of chemicals is related to the MDGs. It presents ways in which proper use of chemicals can contribute to poverty reduction, achievement of universal primary education, empowerment of women and gender equality, reducing child mortality, improvement of maternal health, and environmental sustainability.

  • Women's Green Business InitiativeWomen's Green Business InitiativeJan 1, 2010The Women’s Green Business Initiative is an innovative Programme that addresses existing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement and facilitates equal opportunities for women to participate in the green economy. It aims to ensure that emerging climate funds address the needs of poor women and men equitably.

  • Gender Adaptation FundGender Adaptation FundNov 1, 2010This short flyer explores the gender dimensions of climate finance mechanisms, focusing on the Adaptation Fund, its creation and its mandate. It addresses the challenges of designing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes in vulnerable countries and provides status to date on gender and suggestions for moving forward.