2016 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report
The 2016 Annual Performance Report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance (UNDP-GEF) Unit highlights how UNDP's partnership with environmental vertical funds has helped to transform markets, empower and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities, and build the capacity of countries to safeguard their natural capital as the foundation of sustainable development. 2016 marked UNDP’s 50th year as a leader in international development, and the 25th year of the outstanding partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
South-East Asian Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change
A survey of farmers in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam reveals that farmers are keenly aware of even slight changes in their climate. Over 90% of the farmers interviewed perceived small changes in temperature or precipitation patterns where they lived. Over half claimed to have changed their irrigation, timing, or crop choices because of climate change. Although the link between perceived changes and stated adaptations is weak, farmers are aware of the types of changes they need to make in response to climate change in South-East Asia. Adaptation responses must be firmly grounded in not only local conditions, but also the views of participants at the front lines of climate change impacts. The knowledge base of farmers grappling with the challenges of climate change must be taken into account when policy responses to support adaptation are formulated.
A debut cookbook of climate-resilient recipes
UNDP’s cookbook highlights efforts to strengthen climate resilience and enhance food security across six countries
UNDP launched a new cookbook looking at how climate change is affecting food security in developing countries and how communities are adapting their traditional recipes to survive.
The new cookbook, ‘Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables’, was launched on Monday night in Brooklyn.
Voices of Impact: Speaking for the Global Commons
Stories from 25 years of environmental innovation for sustainable development
Storytelling is part of the fabric that holds human societies together – stories connect us to our humanity, providing links to what has been, and a glimpse of what might be to come.
A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa
The report calls for enabling actions by African leaders to support the sustainability of investments in weather and climate services, looking toward public-private partnerships, next generation weather and water monitoring technologies, regional cooperation and capacity building as key drivers to resolve sub-Saharan Africa’s persistent challenges in maintaining sustainable climate information and early warning systems.
Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation
This publication provides an in-depth analysis and study of gender-responsive adaptation approaches being implemented in six countries under the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility. The study targets adaptation practitioners and decision-makers at all levels (from community to global) who are designing new adaptation initiatives and/or developing new climate change-related policies. It provides a framework in which to examine concrete examples of gender-r
Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables: Building secure food systems and celebrating distinct culinary traditions in a world of climate uncertainty
As the world gets hotter and rainfall more erratic, the type and availability of ingredients for daily meals are changing. With support from the Government of Canada and the Global Environment Facility’s Least Developed Countries Fund, the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF) has been supporting six least developed countries and small island developing states (Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan) to strengthen climate resilience and enhance food security.
Adaptation Fund: 10 Years of Innovation, Action & Learning
The Adaptation Fund (AF) is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the launch of its operations this year. It is a moment to reflect on the Fund’s achievements over the years, including its pioneering innovations in climate finance such as Direct Access and its concrete actions to help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt and build resilience to the negative effects of climate change.
Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Moldova's Policy and Planning
As part of the Project Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and implemented by UNDP Moldova in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and its Climate Change Office.
UNDP's support to the Least Developed Countries Presentation
The thirtieth meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG 30) was held in Monrovia, 7-10 September, 2016. Pradeep Kurukurasuriya, head of the Climate Change Adaptation for UNDP presented an overview of UNDP's support to the Least Developed Countries in climate change adaptation programming. The support are in the areas of National Adaptation Plans, the implement of NAPAs, capacity development for risk informed planning and budgeting and helping LDCs accessing adaptation finance.
United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 16
This bulletin is produced by the UNDP-GEF Unit and provides an overview of UNDP-GEF’s support to countries to affect policy and institutional change for climate change adaptation at the national, sub-national and community levels. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of on-going projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, and noteworthy announcements. To contribute to future issues, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-AG) Programme Highlights 2015–2017
The joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans – Programme (NAP– Ag) is a multi–year initiative (2015–2018) funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). This report highlights programme acheivements between 2015 and 2017.
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UNFCCC Reports and National Communications
In 1992, countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a response to the problem of global warming. Five years later, they adopted the Kyoto Protocol, which strengthens the Convention by setting legally binding emission reduction requirements for 37 industrialized countries.
UNDP Climate Change Adaptation SlideShare
The UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Slideshare page features powerpoints, key resources and other documentation from global workshops and trainings.
Global trainings on environment, climate and disaster risk reduction
Powered by ReliefWeb, this list provides an overview of upcoming trainings on climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction.
The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change
An enlightening global journey reveals the inextricable links between Indigenous cultures and their lands—and how it can form the foundation for climate change resilience around the world.