Biodiversity for Sustainable DevelopmentOct 13, 2014UNDP and GEF are delighted to present this publication, which showcases the ground-breaking work that has taken place in recent years in this vast and disparate region to conserve land, water and ocean resources while adapting to climate change, enhancing local capacity, and generating sustainable livelihoods.
UNDP-GEF Parks for Development ExhibitMay 27, 2014UNDP’s Parks for Development exhibit presents the multiple contributions of protected areas to human wellbeing and sustainable development, highlighting successes from conservation projects around the world, financed by the Global Environment Facility and supported by UNDP. These projects have benefited more than 2,500 marine and terrestrial protected areas and indigenous and community conservation areas, covering 353 million hectares in 102 countries!
Urbanization and Climate ChangeOct 7, 2013This brief addresses issues and development challenges in urbanization such as poverty, jobs, access to basic services, vulnerability to climate change and environmental sustainability.
Energy Access Case Study 16 – New Solutions for a New Country: Timor-Leste’s Future in Renewable EnergySep 18, 2013This case study documents the piloting of renewable energy technologies in isolated rural communities in Timor-Leste. The programme reached 1,875 individuals in 375 households, with multiple impacts on quality of life, income and livelihoods. The programme also developed a national Rural Energy Policy, creating an overarching framework for future government activities in improving rural energy access in Timor-Leste.
Financing Local Responses to Climate ChangeSep 13, 2013This report aims to better understand the significance of local governance and decentralization in the delivery of climate finance, and to strengthen its coherence, responsiveness, and effectiveness. It presents a regional picture, supported by specific examples from several countries across the region, of the most relevant trends, challenges and opportunities in relation to financing localized responses to climate change.
Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in the Asia-PacificAug 14, 2013This report investigates the sustainable energy opportunities and challenges in the region in relation to poverty reduction and development. It is produced in line with the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL).
Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) – Methodological NoteJan 11, 2013This paper describes a new methodology that aims to inform the development of the national response to climate change: the climate public expenditure and institutional review (CPEIR). The paper outlines the analytical framework of this methodology. It draws on the experience of a substantial body of work that has examined the effectiveness of public expenditure through the use of several analytical tools.