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Blending Climate Finance through National Climate Funds

This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draws upon the experience and information generated by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in some 140 countries over the past decade. These resources are intended to enable project managers, UNDP Country O!ces and developing country government decision-makers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of their transition to green, low-emission and climateresilient development.

 

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Livelihood Security: Climate change, conflict and migration in the SahelLivelihood Security: Climate change, conflict and migration in the Sahel

The Sahelian countries (CILSS) are among the poorest countries in the world with the most degraded environments. They are also among the countries that are the most vulnerable to the estimated effects of climate change. This makes the region an area to focus regional and international attention on, in respect to the possible effects of climate change and its potential linkages to migration and/or conflict. UNEP’s study focuses on the nine countries that form the Permanent Inter-State Committee ...

Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopesWomen at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes

Women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Globally the world is seeing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound social consequences. The women and people of Asia are currently at greatest risk with over 100 million people affected in this region annually.

Technology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation 
Perspectives and Practical ExperiencesTechnology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation Perspectives and Practical Experiences

This edition of the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series collects ten articles from adaptation experts and practitioners around the globe. The articles discuss the concept of 'technologies for adaptation', divided into three broad themes: Concept and Context of Technologies for Adaptation, Assessments of Adaptation Technology Needs, and Practical Experiences from Working with Technologies for Adaptation

Bridging the Emissions Gap: 
A UNEP Synthesis ReportBridging the Emissions Gap: A UNEP Synthesis Report

The Bridging the Gap: An Assessment is a follow-on to the UNEP 2010 report Emissions Gap: A Preliminary Assessment. It explains to decision-makers and stakeholders the range of potential options available to close the emissions gap in 2020. It includes a package of ideas beginning with the big picture from the modeling community, then focusing on opportunities to reduce emissions from international sources of emissions, and finally highlighting current national efforts in important emitter cou ...

YouthXchange
Climate  Change and  Lifestyles GuidebookYouthXchange Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

The YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles is the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative. The thematic guidebooks take into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges. This new guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. Aimed at young people (15-24 year olds) and people wor ...

GREEN economy:Cities Investing in energy and resource efficiencyGREEN economy:Cities Investing in energy and resource efficiency

The Green Economy Report is compiled by UNEP's Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a gre ...

climate change
starters guidebook:
an issues guide for education planners and practitionersclimate change starters guidebook: an issues guide for education planners and practitioners

This guidebook is intended to support educators in developing their understanding of the science of climate change, observed and anticipated impacts, and different possible responses. The guidebook also covers the impacts on society, as well as political and educational responses to climate change.

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation
into Development Planning:
A Guide for PractitionersMainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

Climate change adaptation is an area of growing concern and engagement for many developing countries. The myriad and uncertain effects of a changing climate pose significant risks for development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Numerous initiatives and financing mechanisms aimed at assisting countries with climate change adaptation have been rolled out and are being implemented. Efforts also concentrate on developing specific adaptation measures, with a focus on the ones th ...

UNEP Six Priority Areas Factsheets - Climate changeUNEP Six Priority Areas Factsheets - Climate change

Factsheets in this series: Climate change, Resource efficiency, Disasters and conflicts, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste, Ecosystem management

Building for the Future
A United Nations Showcase in NairobiBuilding for the Future A United Nations Showcase in Nairobi

The new office facility in Nairobi, houses the headquarters of both the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

The Emissions Gap Report Are the Copenhagen Accord pledges sufficient to limit global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C?The Emissions Gap Report Are the Copenhagen Accord pledges sufficient to limit global warming to 2°C or 1.5°C?

This publication aims to assess the following questions: are countries' pledges of action collectively consistent with and, if implemented, likely to achieve the 2°C and 1.5°C temperature goals? If not, how big is the gap between emission levels consistent with these temperature goals and the emissions expected as a result of the pledges? In responding to these questions, we are confronted with a series of highly complex issues, which result from scientific and political factors.