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.
This policy paper warns that while the alarming melting of glaciers will affect agriculture, access to drinking water directly downstream, it is also closely connected to the same drivers that are worsening the region’s air quality and changing the monsoon patterns, affecting two billion people who live in the river basins of the region.
It proposes recommendations that would contribute to the urgently needed draw down of greenhouse gas emissions and reduction in emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. It also calls for improved environmental data, monitoring and research; strengthening the links between science and policy-making institutions; and enhancing dedicated international cooperation to saving the Third Pole.
An earthquake shattered millions of lives in Nepal, UNDP is working to help people recover and rebuild stronger.
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