Our work areas
Energy and Climate
Sustainable energy is critical to support both climate change mitigation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change adaptation by helping communities build resilience across key sectors, including agriculture and health.
Through our Climate Promise, UNDP works with over 120 countries to help them develop and implement ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation goals – also called Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs – under the Paris Agreement.
UNDP’s Climate Promise works with 120 countries to enable them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and meet the challenges of climate change.
Energy Access for Resilience
access to energy, especially when it supports the productive uses of energy, enables socio-economic development. The productive use of energy enhances the quality and productivity of sectors that require energy input such as agriculture, healthcare, education, and small businesses.
Agriculture and Food Security
Climate and energy-smart agricultural practices, such as solar-powered irrigation systems and cold-storage for seeds, support farmers’ livelihoods and a community’s food security.
Climate information and early warning systems
Providing people with the information they need and enhancing evidence-based decision-making saves lives and protects livelihoods. Decentralized renewable energy solutions helps to power the information and communications infrastructure and technologies needed.
Sustainable energy solutions help to enhance access to clean water across sectors. In particular, solar-powered water pumps support crop irrigation systems and help to bring clean water to health centers and villages.
Climate change has far-reaching impacts on human health and well-being. Sustainable energy solutions help to protect people’s health by both reducing air pollution and enhancing access to healthcare through the electrification of health centres.