UNDP Report Discusses Climate-SDG Nexus in Arab Region

Climate risks threaten development gains in the Arab region, and will lead to an increase in “eco-migrants” and undermine efforts to end poverty, inequality and hunger by 2030, according to a UN Development Programme (UNDP) report that highlights challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience in the region. The report titled, ‘Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States: Best Practices and Lessons Learned,’ highlights results from recent UNDP projects in a region that includes 14 of the world’s 20 most water-stressed countries, and, based on current climate projections, will have a water supply equal to only 15% of 1960 levels by 2025. It includes recommendations based on lessons learned from UNDP’s adaptation work that will help countries mainstream, scale up and accelerate adaptation initiatives, and achieve the SDGs and the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Wednesday 8 August 2018