Climate Change


Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time.  Receding forests, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels will exacerbate existing economic, political and humanitarian stresses and affect human development in all parts of the world.  As the leading global organization in the fight against poverty, with a presence in 177 countries and territories, UNDP is responding on the front lines of climate change – where it hits the world’s 2.6 billion poorest people the hardest. UNDP works with national, regional, and local planning bodies to help them respond effectively to climate change and promote low-emission, climate-resilient development.

UNDP support focuses on three areas: connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life; helping countries build more resilient societies; and strengthening the capacity of countries to access, manage and account for climate finance.

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UN helping South African communities to access sustainable energy

09 Dec 2011

Durban -  UN agencies and the South African government unveiled this week a pilot project that provides communities outside of Durban with access to clean energy. The project will deliver clean cooking, lighting systems and solar-heated water for clinics and schools in the district of Ilembe, simore

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Copenhagen

15 Dec 2009

Tuesday, 15 December, was a full day of events outside the COP15 venue for UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.In the morning she held opening remarks on behalf of the UN at a meeting for some 200 CSOs, local authority leaders and private sector representatives at the Climate Leader Summit side event &more

UNDP and climate change

04 Dec 2009

In 2008, UNDP implemented environment and sustainable development programmes in 120 countries, disbursing US$408 million through 2,729 projects that address all aspects of climate change.At UNDP, climate change is an integral component of our development agenda. As the leading global orgamore

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