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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800 000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization's Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent.

UNDP and the Private Sector: 25 Years of Partnership on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Energy

This report presents UNDP private sector partnerships that focus on helping developing countries deliver zero-carbon, risk-informed, sustainable development. The aims of these partnerships are aligned with international processes, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report summarises UNDP’s work collaborating with the private sector between 2000-2016, along three thematic areas: Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy.

Social Vulnerability Assessment Tools for Climate Change and DRR Programming

In the past twenty years, disasters cost more than US$2 trillion, killed over 1.3 million and affected more than 4.4 billion people, including a disproportionately high number of women, children and other vulnerable groups. Climate-related hazards, such as cyclones, droughts and floods, are becoming increasingly frequent and severe as a result of changing climate. In this new context of volatility, communities and nations are facing increasing, multiple and interconnected risks that can reverse years - and sometimes decades - of development progress.

Report: UNDP at UNCCD COP13

The 13th meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP13) was attended by around 4,000 representatives from 196 country parties, international organizations and nongovernmental organizations with the objective of approving the new Strategic Framework of the Convention for 2018-2030. UNDP’s participation in COP13 was a well-coordinated team effort that resulted in excellent visibility and positioned us as a valued partner for global sustainable land management work.

Pakistan Climate Change Financing Framework: A Road Map to Systemically Mainstream Climate Change into Public Economic and Financial Management

This document provides an overview of what a Climate Change Financing Framework in Pakistan will look like. It presents a road map of a wide range of reforms that will require sustained efforts and commitment for implementation alongside a short to medium-term plan of action. October 2017.


Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Report

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

Asia and the Pacific is the region most affected by natural disasters which hit hardest at the poorest countries and communities. And on present trends, as more migrants crowd into slums and shanty towns in Asia-Pacific cities, whole communities are likely to see their homes and livelihoods shattered or washed away by the wilder forces of nature.

Impact Chain Agriculture

Better understand risks, hazards and climate drivers related to National Adaptation Plans with this simple chart.

Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality for People and Planet

UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable land management and restoration is designed to enhance livelihoods, secure food and water, build resilience and increase carbon storage and sequestration. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and expertise, UNDP assists countries to integrate land and related environmental concerns into national and sectoral development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable growth and development.