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UNDP is scaling-up our support to countries through “UNDP’s Climate Promise: Ambition, Acceleration and Mobilization.” UNDP will provide support to 100 countries to accelerate the enhancement of national climate pledges by 2020, building on our climate action portfolio in over 140 countries. And we are developing new ways of mobilizing all people to inform climate action.
We have been supporting countries since the very early stages of this crisis, having donated more than two million surgical masks and providing life supporting medical equipment such as x-ray machines, infrared thermometers, infusion pumps, protective suits, gloves and hand sanitizer.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices and the Bangkok Regional Hub to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
Budgeting for Climate Change: A Guidance Note for Governments to Integrate Climate Change into Budgeting
As countries recover from COVID-19 pandemic, there are growing calls across societies to build forward better, more inclusively and greener, and accelerate the transition to net zero-carbon economies. This Guidance Note draws on the experiences in climate budgeting that emerge from Asia-Pacific countries and captures emerging global trends with adopted principles and steps involved. It builds on the work of UNDP as a technical partner in the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action. It aims to provide the necessary information with a systematic approach to policy makers and practitioners for integrating climate change into budgets and strengthening climate policy planning and budgeting, with a focus on Medium-Term Budgeting.
The Guidance Note:
- Provides a step-by-step approach to integrating climate change into the budget preparation and approval stage, in line with public finance management (PFM) principles.
- Suggests possible interventions at each sub-stage for different sets of stakeholders.
- Provides supplementary information on relevant tools and case studies of various countries.
- Outlines principles that are responsive to the gradual strengthening of PFM reforms across the different stages of the budget cycle.
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