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In 2022, UNDP helped to advance that vision with a record delivery of $4.8 billion, achieved amid countervailing challenges around the world. This translated into development results in over 170 countries and improvements to the lives of millions of people.

This study maps the extent to which climate, peace and security intersections are addressed in the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and offers a blueprint for the mainstreaming of climate-related security risks into the NAPs and for synergies between adaptation policies and peacebuilding efforts.

The world faced multiple crises in 2021. The climate emergency escalated. Social unrest and conflict flared. Inequalities deepened as COVID-19 continued to devastate lives and diminish economies, plunging millions more into poverty.

UNDP is privileged to partner with Pacific Island Countries and Territory as they strive towards the achievement of national ambitions, regional aspirations, and the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020–2021, UNDP assisted countries with their immediate responses to COVID-19, recorded progress against many of the targets that were set prior to the pandemic, and supported countries with pandemic recovery plans.

Produced by UNDP's Africa Borderlands Centre, this report constitutes a wealth of insights to build better programming and make sure our development actions are relevant and efficient.

Through direct testimonies from agropastoralists living in Africa's borderland regions, communities describe their strengths and vulnerabilities; detail the current challenges of rising forced displacement, intensified climate change, increased violence and conflicts; and explain their strategies to overcome these trying experiences.

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

The fifth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report looks at progress in planning for, financing and implementing adaptation – with a focus on nature-based solutions. 

This handbook - published in 2018 by UN Women in partnership with the Government of Serbia and UNDP, and with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility - aims to improve the understanding of gender aspects in climate change.

Women and men have different vulnerabilities to climate change impacts on food security, agricultural productivity, livelihood, water availability, sanitation, health and energy, among others.

Agriculture is socio-economic backbone of rural landscapes employing an estimated 2.5 billion people. Over the 20th century food and agriculture commodity production and consumption has grown largely at the cost of negative externalities that led to social inequalities and environmental degradation.  

Climate change is expected to increase the exposure of many countries, especially least developed countries (LDCs), to climate and meteorological hazards which threaten lives, infrastructure and economic activities. Extreme meteorological and climate events, such as heavy rainfall causing flooding and landslides, or increasing heatwaves and droughts, are either already increasing in intensity, duration and frequency, or are likely to do so in the future.

A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050

Talofa Lava! We welcome you to read the GCF-VCP Bi-monthly Newsletter providing updates for the months of July - August 2023.

The policy brief highlights the essentiality of women in agriculture and their potential role in shifting to sustainable agriculture, increasing food security and increasing agricultural productivity when they have access and ability to adopt innovative agriculture techniques such as climate-smart agriculture practices (CSA).

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have released an in-depth report on the limits and barriers to adaptation in the face of climate security threats to Pacific Island nations. 

​UNEP, FAO, and UNDP have come together to consolidate learnings and tools, gathered from within and beyond the three UN agencies in order to provide a practical guide for multi-stakeholder collaboration. This guide is intended for institutions and facilitators responsible for leading multi-stakeholder initiatives that are inclusive of government and essential non-governmental actors committed to contributing to the sustainable transformation of food systems.

Jointly UNDP and Life and Peace Institute developed a Mapping of Climate Security Adaptations at Community Level in the Horn of Africa, with a special focus on Kenya (Laikipia, Marsabit and the Coastal region), Uganda (Karamoja) and Ethiopia (Gambella and South Omo). The study, resulting from evidence and field collected data, aimed at identifying climate-related security risks, better understand how communities are experiencing climate change and at mapping integrated community level climate security solutions.

This edition highlights updates and progress of various activities under the GCF-VCP three key Outputs in the Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB), implemented within the months of March and April 2023 by leading Implementing Agencies (IAs) namely; the Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure (MWTI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Ministry of Health (MoH), and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) supported by the Collaborating partners with management and oversight by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Executing Agency (EA) for the Government of Samoa (GoS) and UNDP

According to recent research, climate change causes more negative effects on certain groups of women owing to differences in terms of education, health, employment, access to and control of natural and financial resources, opportunities to participate in policy and decision-making processes, and division of labour. Climate impacts can reduce livelihood opportunities for women, coinciding with the risk of reinforcing inequalities. In addition, the role of women has not been properly recognized in climate action.

This edition highlights the progress of the activities implemented under the GCF-VCP three key outputs in the Annual Work Plan and Budget by the leading implementing authorities, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure, and the Land Transport Authority with oversight by UNDP, the GCF Accredited Entity.