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Climate and
disaster resilience

Protecting development gains

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicate poverty and inequality, tackling the dual threats of climate change and disasters is essential. By building resilience and ensuring that all development is risk-informed, countries and communities can protect against losses and simultaneously boost economic growth, create jobs and livelihoods, strengthen access to health and education, and ensure that no one is left behind.

Zero-carbon. Risk-informed. Sustainable.

UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development. At the same time, we work together with partners to adapt to the impacts of climate change, enhance access to clean energy, reduce the risk of disasters and, where needed, support resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts are the path towards sustainable development that is risk-informed, zero-carbon and resilient.

$2.1 billion

INVESTED IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND RECOVERY

Since 2005, UNDP has invested nearly US$2.1 billion to support better early warning systems, faster response times, enhanced policies and procedures, and long-term, resilient recovery.

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Remarks by Asako Osai at the Sixth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva

Government representatives, development practitioners and humanitarian actors from around the world…

Remarks at Youth & Climate Session – Opening Segment

Remarks at ECOSOC Special Meeting on response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

ADB Country Director Shane Rosenthal and UNDP Resident Representative Dmitri Mariyasin signed an…

This Centre will provide a fast-track, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant…

Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme…

Climate change adaptation specialist Yusuke Taishi helps communities in Tuvalu reduce the risk from…

World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to those who risk their lives…

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

Partnerships between scientists, local authorities and the community are showing promising results…

1 out of 2 children in Guatemala suffers from malnutrition. A new initiative is working with local…

How Peruvian weavers got back to work following disastrous floods.

How UNDP is working with countries to increase their resilience to disasters.

UNDP is working with farmers in West Africa as they adapt to the challenges of a rapidly-changing…

As our planet becomes more vulnerable to climate change and disasters, we need a new way of thinking…

Early warning systems help the people of Lao to protect themselves from extreme weather.

There is a Quechan fable about a hummingbird named Dukdukdiya. During a fierce forest fire, while…

Integrating climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting…

This report was produced through a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme…

Climate change threatens to undermine decades of development gains in the Europe and Central Asia…

This report provides an overview of climate change adaptation initiatives UNDP supported in…

The Arab region is home to rising levels of conflict and the world’s largest population of refugees…

This study focuses on small businesses and their role in disaster risk reduction and, particularly,…

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