Climate change

Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, welcomes the official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change on 4 November 2016.


Impacts of climate change – such as increased droughts or more erratic storms – threaten to undermine decades of development gains and put at risk efforts to eradicate poverty.

Through UNDP’s extensive work at global, national and regional levels, UNDP has learned that tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development.

UNDP is working to help countries address the challenges of climate change and remains the largest service provider in the UN system on climate change adaptation and mitigation. UNDP supports countries to transition toward low-emission and climate-resilient sustainable development, helps them to prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and pursue low carbon development pathways that guarantee a cleaner, greener future.

UNDP partners in many global dialogues, including the UNFCCC negotiations, as well as provides on-the-ground technical assistance for the many mechanisms on climate change. In this regard, UNDP has supported more than 140 countries to access and implement climate change initiatives.

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