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Integrated Policy and Planning

Integrated Policy and PlanningPhoto: UNCDF

To address climate change effectively and achieve the MDGs, development policies and plans must take into account climate change impacts. In an effort to strengthen integrated policies which reflect the interests of the most vulnerable communities, UNDP supports policy dialogue on the risks of climate change to development. This includes engagement with a range of relevant stakeholders, from key line Ministries and parliamentarians, to the private sector, media, and civil society. UNDP also supports awareness raising activities and increases national capacity to co-ordinate Ministerial views on climate change, participate in ongoing UNFCCC processes, and stay updated on the development of the convention.

UNDP supports activities which seek to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities at two levels: national strategies and plans and UNDP/UN development assistance. This is done through supporting climate-resilient development across UNDP’s practice areas, including poverty reduction, democratic governance and crisis prevention among others.

Related Publications and Resources

  • 2015 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
    May 31, 2016

    This performance report UNDP-GEF Unit provides a) a snapshot of progress made toward development and environment benefits by projects in each region in 2015; b) highlights progress made in addressing women, work and the environment and c)demonstrates the services UNDP provides to the vertical funds that it is accredited to, in particular the Global Environment Facility.

  • A Climate Resilient, Zero-Carbon Future: UNDP's Vision for Sustainable Development through the Paris Agreement
    Nov 4, 2016

    UNDP’s vision is a zero-carbon path that delivers climate-resilient, sustainable development. Our mission is to strengthen the capacities of developing countries to realize that vision.

  • Jul 14, 2010

    This paper outlines a climate finance framework to assist developing countries to move to low-emissions, climate-resilient growth paths. UNDP is proposing a country-driven, multi-stakeholder climate finance framework to assist developing countries to scale up efforts to address climate change in a way that strengthens and advances national development priorities.

  • Oct 21, 2010

    The African Adaptation Programme is not an adaptation project in its own right, but rather a programme that helps countries develop their capacities to finance and manage adaptation projects more effectively within a long-term planning framework. This brochure describes the approach.

  • Dec 1, 2010

    This flyer describes some of the areas of collaboration between UNDP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in their work on climate change and the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP).

  • Apr 16, 2013

    The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) is a strategic climate change initiative designed to help create more informed climate change adaptation decision-making and more effective implementation of those decisions in each of the 20 participating countries. This document gathers media coverage of the AAP and describes some of the on the ground experiences of the programme.

  • Nov 30, 2009

    This brochure summarizes how the United Nations Development Programme promotes pro-poor and pro-growth adaptation that encourages sustainable economic development and livelihoods in the face of climate change.

  • Adapting from the Ground Up: Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change
    Dec 7, 2015

    Adapting from the ground up: A new perspective on private sector engagement in resilience, is a joint report from the World Resources Institute and UNDP. The report explains the reasons why building a resilient private sector is vital to building resilient communities.

  • Apr 1, 2011

    This Report focuses on principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures.

  • Apr 20, 2011

    The Report showcases the UNDP-GEF adaptation portfolio, focusing on both the principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures. The report highlights emerging achievements of UNDP-GEF initiatives around the world and explores the future of low-emission climate-resilient development.