Participatory climate services, advanced lightning detection, solar-powered weather stations, and other advanced technologies are saving lives and building resilience in Malawi through this Green Climate Fund-financed project.
Through this service line, UNDP is protecting lives and livelihoods, providing people with the information they need to thrive and enhancing evidence-based decision-making. The main areas of work include reducing reliance on one type of technology, developing shared databases, involving communities in product design, information sharing within and between countries, development of climate information infrastructure, climate information dissemination and value chain development, capacity-building for modeling and forecasting, use of alternative technologies, private sector engagement, digitization of historical records, and impact of warnings and advisories on livelihoods and behavior.
UNDP-supported climate information and early warning systems projects have reached 10.2 million people in the past 12 years. As we celebrate World Meteorological Day we explore the power of information to supercharge progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Booklet on ice stupas | GLOF-II Pakistan
Amid the climate crisis, nature-based indigenous solutions such as ice stupas ensure evidence-based and transformative changes to build the climate resilience of these mountain ecosystems.
Project interventions booklet | GLOF-II Pakistan
Booklet outlining project's targets and interventions in Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Handbook for disaster risk management | GLOF-II Pakistan | October 2022
A handbook for training government officials in disaster risk management, including key concepts and terms, case studies, an overview of global policies and frameworks for DRR and in the domestic context, a checklist of roles of district line departments in disaster management and more.
Booklet on glacier grafting | GLOF-II Pakistan | 2022
As the globe warms up due to the impact of climate change, the glaciers of Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan are beginning to melt at an increasingly fast pace, resulting in catastrophic disasters like glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). In response to the melting glaciers, an indigenous practice of glacier grafting has been preserved by the people of Baltistan known as ‘Gang Khswa’ in their native language, meaning to ‘nurture with deep affection’.
Valley maps | "GLOF-II" Pakistan
Map showing locations of the GLOF-II project in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Flood Situation Report | Pakistan 2022
Report published in 2022 following widespread devastating flooding. Includes impacts on infrastructure in 10 valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan, built under the GCF-funded project, as well as rehabilitation efforts.
Project brochure | "GLOF II" Pakistan
Brochure for Green Climate Fund-backed project 'Scaling up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk reduction in Northern Pakistan' (locally known as "GLOF II")
Individual stories of resilience from the mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Twenty-three stories collected in association with the GCF-funded project 'Scaling up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk reduction in Northern Pakistan'. The stories represent an ode to the resilience of the people of Pakistan published following the catastrophic floods of 2022.
'Maiana Island celebrates World Food Day and hosts LDCF1 project closure workshop' November 2022
17 November 2022 – A team comprised of staff from the departments of Agriculture and Livestock (ALD) and Environment and Conservation (ECD) from the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Agriculture Development (MELAD), Coastal Fisheries (CFD) from Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD), Local Government Division from Ministry of Internal Affairs with the company of Office of Attorney General (OAGs), Kiribati Meteorological Services (KMS) from Office of Te Beretetitenti, the Internal Trade and Business along with Tourism (TAK) from the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce,
'Nonouti Island Community-Based Tourism (CBT) development progressing' October 2022
The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) in collaboration with the Business Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) continued its community-based tourism programme on Nonouti Island from 14 – 31 October 2022. Through this mission, the team worked with participating communities to develop their community-based tourism business plans. This included consultation with participating communities on business name ideas, package and pricing and other necessary information required for the business plan completion.
SOFF is a specialized fund co-created by WMO, UNDP and UNEP to close the climate and weather observations data gap in countries with the most severe shortfalls in observations, prioritizing Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States. It is a foundational element and delivery vehicle of the global ‘Early Warnings for All’ initiative.
Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the REAP brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian, and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.
The Alliance for Hydromet Development brings together major international development, humanitarian, and climate finance institutions, collectively committed to scaling-up and uniting efforts to close the hydromet capacity gap by 2030. It aims to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of hydromet investments by forging a collaborative partnership which recognizes and leverages the respective competencies and expertise of its members.