This publication highlights UNDP's role as a facilitator of sound chemicals management for sustainable development. It focuses on the work that UNDP, with support from different trust funds and donors is undertaking in concert with partner countries to meet the aims of chemicals-related multilateral environmental agreements.
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.
UNDP carried out inventories of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption in six countries with funding from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in order to establish the current consumption of HFCs in those countries.
In this 10th annual performance report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, we show how investments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—on affordable and clean energy (7), climate action (13), life below water (14), and life on land (15)—accelerate the achievement of other goals aimed at eradicating poverty (1), achieving zero hunger (2), achieving gender equality (5), reducing inequalities (10), and building strong institutions (16).
Throughout this report, we weave a story of transformational change that can be realized
by addressing the key drivers of environmental degradation through multifaceted and integrated approaches. From the global to the local level, the impacts emerging from our work demonstrate progress being made toward realizing environmental and development benefits.
Our work contributes to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment—as outlined in the Gender in Action section of this report—and the Agenda 2030 principle to ‘leave no one behind’.