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Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiatives speech by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator

At the launch of Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative’s Claims Code of Practice, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomed the efforts of the VCMI to advance the agenda on high-integrity voluntary carbon markets.

Introducing the SCALA Programme

This video provides a short introduction to the UNDP-FAO “Support Programme on Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and NAPs” (SCALA). SCALA is a five-year programme, funded by Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) that supports twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet targets set out in their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Climate Resilient Irrigation Channels

In water-rich Bhutan, some communtiies are suffering chronic water shortages, with severe impacts on agricultural livelihoods. With a government-led project supported by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility, farmers now have ample water to irrigate their fields, and are seeing crop yields increase as a result. The new system - based on pressurized piped irrigation channels - is more efficient and easy to maintain, producing uninterrupted flow, and zero loss of water. 

Looking back on the achievements of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme

This animation video provides an overview of the achievements and country-level activities of the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme.

NAP-GSP South-South Knowledge Exchange Forum

The South-South Knowledge Exchange Forum on experiences and lessons learned from the NAP process was organized for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as part of a series of activities under the National Adaptation Plan-Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).