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We won’t win the fight against climate change without transparency

Posted on July 6, 2021

Transparency is at the heart of the climate emergency. If countries do not take efforts to become transparent about their climate contributions we will not be able to move from planning to action, and we cannot win the fight against climate change.

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Protecting the lifeline

Posted on July 6, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Island communities in the Maldives are facing increasing water shortages because of climate change. But with the help of UNDP, there are reasons for hope.

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Four small islands on the frontline of climate change

Posted on June 8, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Small islands sit on the front line against climate change. Despite their relatively low emissions, they stand to lose most. From Jamaica to Mauritius, see how UNDP is supporting small islands taking the lead with their climate action.

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With ambitious climate goals, Iraq sets itself on a new path

Posted on May 10, 2021

📷 In Pictures: As Iraq grapples with the scars of war, economic shocks, and impacts of the pandemic, Climate Change looms on the horizon. But with support from the UNDP, the government of Iraq is setting bold climate goals and charting a more sustainable future.

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"I just want to do things without thinking the world is ending"

Posted on April 22, 2021

Meet Paloma Costa. This Brazilian climate activist, lawyer, and member of the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change is gently shaking the world with her passion for climate justice.

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The case for a green economy

Posted on April 5, 2021

As countries develop revised national climate pledges, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Fortunately, it’s possible to address all three at once, through a just transition to a green economy.

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How UNDP is supporting countries world-wide to beat the water crisis

Posted on March 22, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Around the world some 2.2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water. UNDP is working with governments and communities worldwide to achieve equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

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20 Insights on NDCs in 2020

Posted on December 12, 2020

It was a landmark agreement in which parties agreed to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The stakes are high, but we have reasons for optimism. Here are the top 20 insights on NDCs in 2020.

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Climate smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

Posted on December 7, 2020

Water plays a key role in supporting countries’ proposed emission reduction measures. Actions on nature-based solutions, water efficiency and wastewater treatment can boost carbon sequestration and replenish water resources. Conversely, some climate actions such as renewables through biofuels may negatively impact water resources.

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UN launches e-learning tool for people to learn about climate policy

Posted on November 30, 2020

With Mission 1.5 In Action, you can learn more about what governments can do to address climate change. Hosted at mission1point5learn.org, it provides easy-to-understand explanations for 54 of the most important policies governments can enact to address global warming.  

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Events

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021

This year's Asia-Pacific Climate Week takes place from 6 to 9 July 2021, and is hosted by the Government of Japan. It will include virtual thematic sessions that take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions.

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Peoples' Climate Vote results out now

50 countries. 17 languages. 1.2 million people. UNDP has just conducted the largest survey of public opinion on climate change in history. The results are in: people believe the world is in a state of climate emergency.

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Launching UNDP’s NDC Revision Quality Assurance Checklist

As part of the Climate Promise, UNDP is producing a number of tools and resources to support countries in revising their NDCs. Among these, we have developed a Quality Assurance Checklist for revising NDCs.

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Quality Assurance Checklist for Revising NDCs

The quality assurance checklist is designed to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to reflect on the revision processes and outcomes of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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News and ideas

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Island communities in the Maldives are facing increasing water shortages because of climate change. But with the help of UNDP, there are reasons for hope.

Posted on July 8, 2021

undp-ndcsp-climate-transparency-matters

Transparency is at the heart of the climate emergency. If countries do not take efforts to become transparent about their climate contributions we will not be able to move from planning to action, and we cannot win the fight against climate change.

Posted on July 8, 2021

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Small islands sit on the front line against climate change. Despite their relatively low emissions, they stand to lose most. From Jamaica to Mauritius, take a look at how UNDP is supporting small islands taking the lead in the fight against climate change.

Posted on June 9, 2021

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As Iraq grapples with the scars of war, economic shocks, and impacts of the pandemic, Climate Change looms on the horizon. But with support from the UNDP, the government of Iraq is setting bold climate goals and charting a new, more sustainable future.

Posted on May 12, 2021

 

Resources

undp-ndcsp-gambia-circular-ghg-mitigation

This metabolic analysis report is the result of a comprehensive analysis of resource flows and their impact on the quality of natural assets in The Gambia. The analysis served as the basis for a…

undp-ndcsp-bhutan-gender-analysis

The Bhutan Gender Analysis explores the gender differentiated impacts of climate change by looking at gender inequalities between gender groups, in relation to their access to resources,…

undp-ndcsp-laos-flex-grid-report

In Lao PDR, the remote villages of Kobong and Thapaiban are far from any national electricity supply and, thus, live mostly in the dark. This makes them ideal candidates for a new approach to…

undp-ndcsp-kenya-gender-analysis-summary

Kenya undertook an in-depth Gender Analysis to ensure that gender responsive actions are identified, planned, budgeted for and implemented as part of mainstreaming gender into Kenya’s NDC.

undp-ndcsp-trinidad-tobago-gender-analysis-summary

Trinidad and Tobago undertook a Gender Analysis to analyze the local context to identify gender issues and opportunities that will support the mainstreaming of gender into climate action.…

undp-ndcsp-lebanon-gender-analysis-summary

Lebanon is seeking to improve the gender responsiveness of its climate policies and climate action through the NDC revision and implementation process. To support this, a Gender Analysis was carried…