Climate Information Platform

The Climate Information Platform facilitates access to a wealth of information and knowledge on climate change and climate solutions by bringing together five different climate websites managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners:

  • Adaptation Learning Mechanism
  • ClimateTechWiki
  • Climate Finance Options
  • Voluntary REDD+ Database
  • Energy Dashboard

The Climate Information Platform constitutes a unified pathway to searchable databases and other sources of up-to-date information for climate and sustainable development practitioners and stakeholders in developing countries.  The Platform channels the latest case studies, project profiles, statistics, and data on climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies and practices; clean sustainable energy; green, low-emission and climate-resilient development; and climate finance and funding sources.  Users are invited to exchange knowledge and experiences and to help shape the content of this integrated Platform by contributing comments and case studies and participating in discussion fora and other interactive features.

Adaptation Learning Mechanism

The UNDP-Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) is the organization’s knowledge sharing platform on climate change adaptation. The UNDP-ALM provides an interactive forum for sharing and learning about effective adaptation practices, integrating climate risk and adaptation into development planning and policies, and building the capacity of practitioners and other stakeholders to undertake adaptation activities. The platform has a specific focus on efforts that countries are undertaking with the assistance of UNDP. As it is linked to the existing range of adaptation knowledge networks (including the GEF-SPA financed Adaptation Learning Mechanism), the UNDP-ALM platform allows users to explore and participate in adaptation communities of practice worldwide. The UNDP-ALM’s core set of services is premised on the notion that knowledge should be locally owned and managed by sub-national and national stakeholders, given that a bulk of adaptation efforts will depend on decisions taken at sub-national/national levels. The ALM is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close partnership with the World Bank, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Original funding was provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The ALM has also established a number of additional partnerships with the private sector, public institutions, and academia. more

ClimateTechWiki

ClimateTechWiki supports the development and transfer of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. ClimateTechWiki’s interactive database offers up-to-date information on mitigation and adaptation technologies to practitioners worldwide who are working on low-emission and climate-resilient development. Users may contribute to ClimateTechWiki by commenting on technology descriptions, adding case studies, and participating in the discussion forum. ClimateTechWiki is the collaborative effort of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, NL Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), and Joint Implementation Network (JIN). The reegle Clean Energy Info Portal complements ClimateTechWiki by providing country energy profiles, a targeted clean energy search engine, and resources and services involving renewables, energy efficiency, and climate change (e.g., clean energy stakeholders, projects, policies and regulations, statistics, and potentials). reegle is maintained by ClimateTechWiki partner REEEP and REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century). more

Climate Finance Options

The Climate Finance Options website provides comprehensive guidance on the numerous funding sources and financial tools for climate action in developing countries. Information is available on the wide range of funds from multilateral and bilateral institutions, as well as public and private sources, for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. Project case studies illustrate the innovative and effective use of these funds on the ground in developing countries. A knowledge center contains a multitude of relevant financial tools, documents, and links. A joint endeavor of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Climate Finance Options website aims to catalyze financial and investment flows towards more effective and efficient mitigation and adaptation measures. more

Voluntary REDD+ Database

The Voluntary REDD+ Database gives users access to information on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) financing, actions, and results that has been reported to the REDD+ Partnership. The intention is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and coordination of REDD+ initiatives, and to support efforts to identify and analyze gaps and overlaps in REDD+ financing. The Database relies solely on information voluntarily submitted by countries and institutions. The Voluntary REDD+ Database is managed by a team at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre. more

Energy Dashboard

The UNDP Energy Dashboard is a database that captures information on all energy projects in the field across a range of scales from the local level to the national, regional and global levels and covers projects from various programme funding including UNDP regular resources, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), governments, private sector and civil society partners. The Energy Dashboard provides national level stakeholders, other development practitioners, academia and the public with energy project information and facilitates communication of UNDP work on energy by providing a searchable database as well as a communication platform for people to share stories and experiences on various energy projects. The website allows a visitor to browse all energy projects between 2000 – 2011 by region, country, technology and energy service and also create various interactive graphs and charts using project information captured in the UNDP database. (Coming Soon) more