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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Water tanks help Ugandan households keep dry spells away

As the scorching afternoon sun beats down on the small village of Katembe in Uganda, Jennifer Nyakato’s new water tank stands out like an oasis in a hot desert. The 7000-litre tank was built for the 50-years old mother of 5 to collect water during the rainy season and avoid making the long journey tmore

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The UN at 64: Climate Change in the Spotlight

26 Oct 2009

Slideshow of UN Day Activities around the World New York - The United Nations turned 64 on 24 October 2009. This event offered UN agencies both an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the organization and to showcase the workmore

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

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