Ideas and insights

Scientific consensus says we cannot have a healthy planet with a temperature increase higher than 1.5°C (2.7°F). We are already at 1.1°C (2.2°F).

Posted on November 26, 2021

Data is highlighting government efforts to address climate change, and helping identify the gaps, investment priorities, and policies which will allow Chile to address climate change impacts in the years ahead.

Posted on November 23, 2021

As we see circular economy climbing up the political agenda, we must acknowledge that circularity has been a way of life for millennia for Indigenous peoples worldwide. We must ensure they are in the driving seat to help turn NDCs into action.

Posted on November 12, 2021

Climate change threatens to undo decades of development progress in Small Island Developing States and least developed countries. Their governments and people, however, are standing up.

Posted on November 12, 2021

Long-term Low Emission Development Strategies’ (LTSs) help ensure climate pledges don’t lose political impetus or priority over time.

Posted on October 1, 2021

A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Climate Change, Viamo and UNDP, has shed new light on young people's perceptions of climate change in Pakistan.

Posted on August 16, 2021

Indigenous climate activist Archana Soreng talks about her journey, her perspective on the climate crisis, and why Indigenous voices need to be heard.

Posted on August 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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.

Posted on April 22, 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.

Posted on April 7, 2021

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.

Posted on March 22, 2021

Climate financing not only needs to be scaled up, but also to be targeted in a different manner. Only a fraction of climate finance goes to adaptation. And while nearly half of this targets a major adaptation priority—water—it still fails to reach the poorest.

Posted on March 4, 2021

People around the world are more engaged on climate change than ever before. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak we saw huge marches, protests, and coalitions on every single continent. The message of these movements is clear: We must do something. But how do we translate ‘do something’ into tangible policy advice for world leaders?

Posted on February 19, 2021

The Climate Business Index, which is a joint initiative by UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) encouraging companies to take climate actions, has recently co-organized the regional webinar on ”Building Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future through Green Bonds” under its climate finance training with Asian Development Bank and Climate Bonds Initiative.

Posted on December 16, 2020

The challenges are immense, magnified further by the devastating impacts of COVID-19. More than ever, the international community must work together. There are encouraging signs, from the world’s largest economies to Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries, that remind us of our potential if we accept responsibility and embrace solutions.

Posted on December 11, 2020

Nature-based solutions such as ecological infrastructure can help boost carbon sequestration and replenish water resources

Posted on December 8, 2020

Monitoring climate adaptation in Guatemala’s marine coastal zones – for the benefit of people and planet

Posted on December 4, 2020

The costs of climate change loom large for Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation. Rising to the challenge, the government is forging new and innovative financing instruments, including issuing the world’s first Green Sukuk.

Posted on November 12, 2020

The Caribbean Cooperative Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Hub (the MRV Hub) is pioneering a regional approach to transparency reporting.

Posted on November 9, 2020

The COVID crisis opens a window of opportunity to shift our food system to a more resilient, sustainable and circular path. One where food loss and waste are designed out, food by-products are transformed and used at their highest value, and food production improves rather than demagess the environment.

Posted on November 6, 2020

In this blog, we would like to offer some ideas for what cities can do to strengthen food security and how creating circular food systems can help achieve this.

Posted on October 31, 2020

Globally the health, social and economic challenges wrought by COVID-19 have been swift and devastating, unfolding in a matter of months. The pandemic struck against the backdrop of another, no less dramatic, global crisis: climate change. The twin crises have highlighted the urgency for a green, inclusive and transformative recovery – one that advances social justice and equality for all.

Posted on October 26, 2020

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change offers countries a unique opportunity to adopt transformative food system solutions to reduce food loss and waste.

Posted on October 16, 2020

Pocas megaciudades están asentadas en un desierto. Lima es una de ellas. A diferencia del resto de Perú, aquí el agua es un recurso naturalmente escaso que depende de los glaciares que el cambio climático ya ha derretido en un 51% en este país, según la Autoridad Nacional del Agua.

Posted on October 6, 2020

Our Climate Promise was made in recognition of findings that found nearly half of the world was planning to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but 71 countries were still undecided on the level of their commitment.

Posted on September 28, 2020

A pesar de que es urgente reactivar las economías, los países alrededor del mundo deben coincidir en un enfoque de desarrollo sostenible y equitativo, que ponga soluciones al cambio climático y no deje a nadie atrás.

Posted on July 28, 2020

Through the NDC Support Programme, in collaboration with the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment and Private Sector Foundation Uganda, these six climate challenge grants were selected from a pool of 325 proposals from registered groups.

Posted on June 16, 2020

With the world at a halt, numerous economic shutdowns, and record unemployment rates due to the COVID-19 crisis, turning to nature seems like the most effective way to support life on earth and human development. Governments are working for people, for planet through UNDP's Climate Promise. This World Environment Day, it's time for nature.

Posted on June 5, 2020

UNDP’s offer to the COVID-19 response is three pronged: We support countries to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic in a robust manner. In Uganda, UNDP’s support to the government of Uganda includes socio-economic assessments, the provision of digital solutions for business continuity in the public sector, as well as coordination and resource mobilization.

Posted on May 29, 2020

With billions of people across the globe in lockdown to stem the flow of COVID-19, the world is in the midst of an acute public health crisis and the largest economic shock of a generation.

Posted on April 17, 2020

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

Posted on December 4, 2019

The off-grid island of Lelepa in the Republic of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean, has just started trialing a modular energy solution called ‘Power Blox’. Power cubes with a modular design and grid-connectivity, much like blocks of Lego, allow for expansion and growth of the grid over time and at the pace needed by the rural community, while delivering all the other benefits that come with renewable energy, largely through improving livelihoods without damaging the environment.

Posted on December 3, 2019

By keeping a minimum of 60 percent forest cover, Bhutan's forests cancel out a proportion of its emissions. This is done through carbon sequestration, where plants suck up carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Nearly all the NDCs include a target to reduce CO2 emissions by a certain amount over a given time.

Posted on November 20, 2019

An OpEd by Mohamed Yahya, UNDP Resident Representative, on Nigeria's climate action and NDC.

Posted on October 1, 2019

Some of the most climate vulnerable countries in Asia-Pacific are on course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet targets set out in the Paris Agreement, but the region needs rapid investment in clean renewable energy as a way to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

Posted on September 16, 2019

For climate action to get more traction and be effective, we need a critical mass of Governments and other stakeholders to sign on to the Climate Action Summit’s gender-specific initiative.

Posted on September 11, 2019

Interview with Martin Antony Bristol, Head of the Project Management Office, Ministry of the Presidency, on Guyana's fight against climate change.

Posted on August 20, 2019

Trevor Thompson, Acting Chief Land Use Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands of Grenada explains Granada's approach for social inclusion.

Posted on August 14, 2019

Lebanon is assessing SDG linkages as part of the process of updating its climate action plan (NDC) for the Paris Agreement. After testing the SDG tool in the building sector, Lebanon shares first thoughts.

Posted on July 15, 2019

Finance in developing countries is fundamental for creating momentum, but countries continue to face challenges in attracting private sector investment at the scale needed to achieve an economic paradigm shift.

Posted on July 12, 2019

A new approach is needed to drastically increase ambition which looks at a country’s economic system as a whole and its broad socio-economic development strategies to meet the future needs of their societies.

Posted on June 27, 2019

Ecuador is at the forefront of delivering climate action, and in the frontlines of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) design.

Posted on June 19, 2019

Key messages from the Global NDC Conference which took place in Berlin from June 12-14, 2019.

Posted on June 17, 2019

Ministers from the world’s largest and most powerful nations will convene later this week in Nagano, Japan for the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth.

Posted on June 13, 2019

With rapidly growing economies and the ambition to become ‘a global powerhouse’ – as outlined in Africa’s Agenda 2063 – the need to grow sustainable economies while building resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change has never been so pronounced.

Posted on May 17, 2019

Ghana is the first country that has completed a gender analysis for the implementation of the NDCs. This blog shares the findings and lessons learned from the gender analysis and also offers recommendations as for what the country should take into consideration in terms of integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment considerations for climate action.

Posted on April 23, 2019

While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, the different roles and responsibilities of women and men means there are gendered differences in the impacts of and the responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. This blog explains why a gender analysis is an important first step for countries to build inclusive national climate action.

Posted on April 20, 2019

This blog explores the importance of integrated data tracking for meeting climate targets, providing the country example of Vanuatu.

Posted on April 9, 2019

The 2019 Circularity Gap report warns the rate of raw material extraction at 92 billion tonnes per year is already exceeding planetary boundaries, and that due to population and economic growth this figure could swell to a staggering 184 billion tonnes per year by 2050.

Posted on March 25, 2019

While countries across the African continent are working fiercely to address climate change, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges. This blog identifies the key barriers at the same time explores options on how countries can overcome hurdles to climate finance.

Posted on March 18, 2019

The blog outlines how Ghana will fund development projects through a carbon finance mechanism that is a central feature of a new clean energy programme.

Posted on February 25, 2019

Resilience scholars and practitioners have long grappled with the issue of how to plan for uncertainty and achieve positive futures for sustainable development. Here are five key insights we can learn from the resilience approach:

Posted on February 14, 2019

2019 has clearly emerged as a critical year – perhaps an inflection point – as climate change has become “the defining issue of our time”, as the UN Secretary General António Guterres has said. A series of Regional Climate Weeks will kick-start converstations for the Summit in Africa, Latin Amercia and Asia Pacific.

Posted on February 4, 2019

What role can regions and municipalities play in meeting a country’s climate commitments? This question was put on the table in a recent meeting on subnational climate action in Côte d’Ivoire, which had been co-organized by the UNDP NDC Support Programme, the NDC Partnership and the Assembly of Regions and District of Cote d’Ivoire (ARDCI).

Posted on January 23, 2019

Just days before being selected as the host for the next UN climate talks (COP25), Chile introduced policy makers to its successful carbon footprint platform (“HuellaChile”) and, together with Peru and Costa Rica, set the stage for a new regional alliance on voluntary emission reporting and offset.

Posted on January 14, 2019

One of the greatest challenges of an investor is that of information and comparison among investment opportunities. A new training programme for the public and private sector which was recently launched in Ghana, tries to remedy this situation.

Posted on January 7, 2019

This article provides practical advice for stakeholders involved in designing and implementing robust and integrated national MRV systems for NDCs in developing countries, describing the differences between developing NDC related MRV systems bottom-up and top-down, as well as how to link both approaches and develop a “linked MRV system”.

Posted on December 26, 2018

As countries develop their climate change planning instruments in relation to their NDCs, there are opportunities to integrate gender equality considerations within these processes to enhance development outcomes and promote inclusive NDC implementation.

Posted on December 19, 2018

Through Article 6, private sector actors and investors have the opportunity to engage at the international level, either through cooperative approaches.

Posted on December 19, 2018

As climate negotiators, experts and activists are gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the international climate talks, much of the focus will be on immediate issues.

Posted on December 13, 2018

We talked with Hartley Walimwipi, the project manager for UNDP’s NDC Support Programme, about Zambia’s experience with institutional capacity building and integrated climate and development planning.

Posted on December 13, 2018

As the high-level segment of the climate change negotiations at COP-24 launches in Katowice, Poland, the juxtaposition between the priorities and capacities of high and low greenhouse emitting nations is on full display.

Posted on December 12, 2018

How can one systematically think about the role of policy in reducing risks for investments into infrastructure for off-grid electrification, given the highly context-specific nature of the problem? In UNDP’s new report in collaboration with ETH Zurich, we provide a derisking framework for electrification investments to help answer this question.

Posted on December 7, 2018

Much attention has lately been put on Green Bonds and how these instruments can contribute to relieving the daunting financing challenges we face regarding the funding of national climate commitments, which lie at the core of the Paris Agreement.

Posted on December 7, 2018

We talked with Viet Nam, one of the most vulnerable countries, to learn about their efforts to upgrade the NDC with links to co-benefits and sustainable development.

Posted on December 4, 2018

One year after Syria decided to join the Paris Climate Agreement, the country has established its climate commitments and is ready to join the Paris Agreement.

Posted on November 30, 2018

A brief explainer on the Paris Agreement and what's at stake at the upcoming climate negotiations COP24.

Posted on November 30, 2018

UNDP's Regional Eurasia Lead on Climate Change and Resilience discusses progress on climate action ahead of COP24.

Posted on November 28, 2018

A Farmer in Zambia's Kalomo district describes his experience with conservation agriculture as an alternative farming approach and tool to adapt to climate change.

Posted on November 26, 2018

Despite unconditional pledges made by governments in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, global temperatures are likely to rise between 2.5 and 2.8°C above pre-industrial levels. This substantive gap requires a significant increase in climate ambitions that are linked to the on-the-ground deployment of climate actions.

Posted on November 23, 2018

Climate Change is the defining challenge of our time. The current and projected impacts of climate change are already changing the lives of entire populations and threatening to reverse human…

Posted on October 8, 2018

Key takeways from a webinar on green bonds held by UNDP, Carbon Partners Asiatica, Climate Mundial and Natural Eco Capital.

Posted on September 16, 2018

"Facing the need for urgent action on climate change without proper financing is like entering a class 5 hurricane with an umbrella," said Gianluca Merlo, regional technical adviser for Latin America from UNDP’s NDC Support Program.

Posted on August 21, 2018

Turning pledges to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change into real action poses a complex and daunting challenge. The challenges become even more pronounced once the discussion moves into the logistical nature of planning and implementing these actions.

Posted on July 17, 2018

According to an independent climate tracker, current climate pledges are insufficient to keep global temperature below a projected 2ºC increase. While limiting carbon emissions is a top priority,…

Posted on July 17, 2018

Read what we have learned - 86 percent of UNDP’s portfolio of GEF and GCF financed projects under implementation are mainstreaming gender and advancing gender equality.

Posted on July 16, 2018

The ambitious objective of the Paris Agreement requires that countries think bigger and longer-term than what five-year NDC cycles might imply. To do so, countries may find it useful to step back from individual NDCs and envision where they want to be in terms of sustainable development in the long term – for example, in 2050.

Posted on July 9, 2018

The Government of Lao PDR and UNDP are working together to find solutions for provision of electricity to off-grid communities.

Posted on July 3, 2018

UNDP Climate Finance Expert Susanne Olbrisch shares her experience and recommendations for other countries.

Posted on June 21, 2018

Technical Advisor Alexandra Soezer writes about her understanding of transformational development in the context of a rural electrification initiative in Lao PDR.

Posted on May 31, 2018

In the beginning of May, we joined the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines' Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion on a field mission to Khammouane province. The goal of the trip was to assess the possibilities for providing electric power to a few rural communities.

Posted on May 18, 2018

As climate change continues to exacerbate the impact of natural hazards, the importance of valuable and contextually appropriate risk information cannot be overstated. According to Swiss Re’s…

Posted on May 11, 2018

The Arab region is experiencing one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history - with an escalation of conflict, a dramatic rise in poverty, and the emergence of more than 20 million…

Posted on May 3, 2018

The Pacific is home to small island countries that are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters.

Posted on April 18, 2018

Our final destination is clear: we want a world without hunger, a world without inequalities, and a world without fear.

Posted on April 9, 2018

Many of the investments needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda are made at the subnational level, especially by cities.

Posted on February 20, 2018

The Olympics offers us a time of hope, a time for mutual understanding, a time for goodwill and peace. But as all eyes turn toward Pyeong Chang for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games, rising temperatures,…

Posted on February 14, 2018

By 2050 two out of every three people are likely to live in cities with continued growth in urbanization across the world, especially Africa, and with 40% of that growth likely to take place in slums.

Posted on February 12, 2018

In October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), serving as a new vision for our cities and…

Posted on February 7, 2018

Sustainable and resilient development can best be achieved through an integrated approach that builds on the synergies of actions on climate, development and resilience.

Posted on November 23, 2017

As more than 40 African countries recently met at the Africa NDC Dialogue in Rabat to discuss the implementation of the climate targets and goals set for the Paris Agreement, it became clear how much countries had advanced on setting in motion the transition towards low carbon economies. Discussions quickly dived into the hairier issues of rolling out national climate targets on the country level, engaging new groups of stakeholders, and creating the right architecture to financing, implementing…

Posted on November 4, 2017

Mobilizing finance for the implementation of national climate plans (NDCs) remains one of the most challenging issues as countries grabble with turning their intentions into actions. Getting a grasp on the domestic financial landscape and expenditures related to climate action is thereby a critical step in order to clarify the national base scenario and engage critical players (like finance or planning ministries). Thanks to some existing climate finance assessment tools, however, some countries…

Posted on November 2, 2017

Circular economy strategies aim to promote the transformation of countries towards resource efficient societies. This requires a behavioral change of policy makers, large corporations and the civil society, each of us.

Posted on September 21, 2017

Ghana recently introduced a corporate emissions reporting programme to better capture emissions from the electricity sector. The programme, which was led by Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Energy Commission (EC) and developed with UNDP LECB’s support, trained mining and electricity production companies on carbon accounting techniques.

Posted on September 7, 2017

For the last three years, UNDP – in coordination with the UNFCCC Secretariat and partners – has been regularly convening countries to advance progress for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Over 150 countries have benefitted from three global workshops and 14 regional dialogues since 2014. In the lead-up to the Paris negotiations, these dialogues and workshops contributed to countries successfully submitting their climate plans, or intended Nationally Determined Contributions (iNDCs), which…

Posted on August 28, 2017

Trinidad recently completed an Implementation Plan for its National Climate Plan (NDC). The climate targets strive for a 15% emission reduction below BAU by 2030 in the country’s three highest emitting sectors, including an unconditional reduction in public transportation emissions by 30% by 2030.

Posted on August 8, 2017

HE President Michelle Bachelet together with Chile's Minister of the Environment Marcelo Mena and six ministers from various sectors presented the country with the new National Action Plan for Climate Change 2017-2022, a road map that integrates and systematizes future climate actions for the country.

Posted on July 13, 2017

The National Environment Commission (NEC) and UNDP hosted a series of one-day “write shops” in May. Key stakeholders were invited to provide final technical comments on a suite of climate strategies that will now be signed off by senior Ministry officials. Stakeholders included government officials from planning, transport, industry and environment, as well as private sector representatives.

Posted on July 11, 2017

Addressing climate change by improving resource efficiency is an imperative. Emissions embodied in international trade represent over 30 per cent of the greenhouse gas footprint of countries. Yet, in practice, they are often separate objectives. Consequently, approaches under the Paris Agreement to shift our world economy to a 2⁰C, or even 1.5⁰C pathway, risk overlooking the major mitigation potential of reducing our resource and waste footprint.

Posted on May 29, 2017

The government of Vanuatu kicked-off new project activities to advance the implementation of its national climate plan or NDC,which aims at transitioning to close to 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030.

Posted on May 26, 2017

More than 250 participants from 80 countries and several international organizations shared their perspectives and experiences in the areas of integrated governance; financing, and transparency for delivering climate goals.

Posted on May 26, 2017

The government of Lao PDR has initiated first steps to implement a Rural Electrification NAMA which proposes to construct a small grid-connected hydroplant in one of Laos' largest conservation areas. The project, which builds on achievements from Laos’ INDC and NAMA design supported by UNDP, will further enhance access to energy and contribute to poverty alleviation by improving energy-dependent income generation opportunities.

Posted on May 26, 2017

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with funding support from the NAMA Facility, is structuring an Improved Institutional Cook Stove (IICS) Programme in Uganda.

Posted on May 21, 2017

The Government of Argentina has engaged in a country-wide consultation process to harmonize its national climate targets with sectoral and subnational mitigation measures. This top-down and bottom-up process has led to a more ambitious NDC with strong buy-in by key stakeholders on all levels.

Posted on May 16, 2017

The Global NDC Conference 2017 is jointly organized by the GIZ Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA), the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, and the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.

Posted on April 7, 2017

The new data portal allows comparison across sectors under different scenarios: historical; the Paris Agreement’s emission reduction pledges; the CAT’s “current policy projection” scenario, “best-practice” examples, and the presently available 2°C pathways.

Posted on April 7, 2017

After presenting its national climate plan (I/NDC) ahead of the Paris Climate Summit in 2015, Paraguay embarked on an ambitious journey to identify measures to achieve its targets for emission reduction and adaptation while ensuring synergies with its development goals.

Posted on April 3, 2017

Uganda’s Green School NAMA, which supports the uptake of improved institutional cook stoves in Ugandan schools, is among 7 NAMAs that were granted conditional approval of financing for the detailed design of a NAMA by the NAMA Facility.

Posted on March 10, 2017

Mexico's chemical industry is projecting a yearly growth of 3.9% over the long-term, implying that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will grow from 20.82 MtCO2e in 2014 to 81.82 MtCO2e in 2050 if mitigation actions are not undertaken.

Posted on March 3, 2017

Following successful regional dialogues for Latin America and the Caribbean (in Costa Rica), Africa (in Tunisia), and the Pacific Islands (in Fiji) since the Paris Agreement, UNDP and partners held a Regional Dialogue on (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions for Eurasia in Istanbul, Turkey. The dialogue convened over 100 participants representing various government ministries from the Eurasia region, as well as international organizations and other stakeholder groups involved in NDC…

Posted on February 23, 2017

During 2015-2016, UNDP and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Technology (MOIT) worked with four Vietnamese steel factories on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to build a business case for energy efficiency. The pilot measures, which were carried out last year, resulted in an emission reduction of around 15% or 34,000 tons of CO2eq/yr over those in 2015.

Posted on January 2, 2017

El Salvador – November 28 2016. An inter-ministerial Dialogue launched discussions on domestic climate finance needs for El Salvador’s NDC, and its closely linked National Climate Change Plan. Both Plans aim at decarbonizing El Salvador’s energy supply by increasing the use of renewable energy, while improving energy efficiency, land management, urban planning and transportation. The dialogues took place as part of El Salvador’s larger effort to assess domestic funding sources for national…

Posted on November 28, 2016

Raising awareness among the Ghanaian population on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implications for Ghana, was a key goal when the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), led by the H.E Minister Mahama Ayariga, launched the “Regional Climate Change Roadshow” in May earlier this year.

Posted on October 31, 2016

Lebanon Climate Act establishes a network of companies and institutions actively engaged in the fight for climate change.

Posted on October 10, 2016

Egypt needed to bring its diverse activities within the climate change mitigation area into a coherent framework. To facilitate a comprehensive approach, the Egyptian Government, developed a “strategic menu on mitigation” with high-potential for emission reductions and associated NAMA Information Notes (NINOs).

Posted on September 14, 2016

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second largest area of forest in the world. However, this important resource is threatened by the country’s agriculture and energy access practices, which are key drivers of deforestation. In particular, fuel wood is currently meeting 90% of total energy needs in DRC, despite the high potential for renewable energy.

Posted on July 27, 2016

As with many Pacific Islands, Vanuatu faces a number of fuel challenges, the main one being that it continues to depend on imported fossil fuels. The constraints of the geography, with its population distributed over 65 islands and spread over more than 12,000 km2, makes this an expensive and laborious option. Diesel oil accounts for the largest share of fuel imports (63.3 per cent), with a volume of 33 million litres during 2012. Over 80 per cent of all electricity generated is from diesel…

Posted on September 15, 2015

In Costa Rica, where the government has set an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2021, livestock accounts for 30% of national emissions. Nationally, more than 45,000 livestock farms employ at least 12% of the Costa Rican workforce and occupy over 35.5% of the territory.

Posted on September 10, 2015