UNDP Support to Small Island Developing States


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports a substantial portfolio of projects in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) focused on climate change adaptation. Key donors include the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), Adaptation Fund (AF), Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), and the Government of Australia. 

UNDP is supporting SIDS across a number of different thematic areas.  111 projects have received support on climate change adaptation and mitigation through the UNDP-GEF Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies (GLECRDS) team; 101 projects have received support from the UNDP-GEF Ecosystems and Biodiversity (EBD) team for interventions in protected areas, mainstreaming biodiversity, and ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and mitigation; 18 projects for interventions focusing on sustainable fisheries and integrated water resources management are supported by the UNDP-GEF Water and Oceans team; 17 projects are supported by the UNDP-GEF Energy, Infrastructure Transport and Technology (EITT) team; and nine projects receive support from the UNDP-GEF Chemicals team.

Learn more about UNDP's Support to Small Island Developing States:

Project details

Level of intervention: 
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Adaptation Fund
Australian Government
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Canadian International Development Agency
Project status: 
Under Implementation

Country initiatives

Key results and outputs

Programme meetings and workshops

Monitoring and evaluation