What We Do

Supporting Integrated Climate Change Strategies

The UNDP supports countries to formulate Integrated Climate Change Strategies that will assist national and sub-national governments to develop and strengthen policies, institutions, capacities and knowledge for integrated green, low-emission and climate resilient development. It also involves utilising a full range of supportive financing mechanisms to support that development.

Advancing Cross-sectoral Climate Resilient Livelihoods

The UNDP is scaling up climate resilient livelihoods and risk management. This includes advancing Climate Resilient Livelihoods, supports countries to advance sustainable economic development in rural areas in the face of climate change. Assistance is also provided to strengthen climate information and early warning systems for climate resilient development in developing countries.

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

The UNDP supports countries to maintain and enhance the goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystems in order to support resilient livelihoods, food, water and health. We assist countries to preserve and restore natural ecosystems that can provide cost-effective protection against climate change threats.

Fostering Resilience for Food Security

Enabling more resilient food production systems and practices by facilitating access to climate information for small farmers, and by improving land and water management practices.

Climate Resilient Integrated Water Resource and Coastal Management

The UNDP supports countries to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient management of the world’s major freshwater and marine trans-boundary waters systems through improved water and ocean governance.

Promoting Climate Resilient Infrastructure and Energy

The UNDP promotes climate resilient infrastructure and energy by making the use and supply of energy more environmentally sustainable, affordable and accessible; and by promoting low emission and climate resilient urban and transport infrastructure.

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Waters of Paradise - Adapting to Climate Change in the Maldives
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change
Ancient water tanks of Sri Lanka to adapt to a changing climate
Collecting Data, Saving Lives: Strengthening Climate Information & Early Warning Systems in Uganda
Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility Video
Saving the Crops
SWoCK Project: Women and Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change in the Pacific: COASTS (narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Ethiopia Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction
Aljazeera: Samoans devise means to mitigate disaster