Climate and Disaster Resilience
A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. For developing countries, both less able to cope with the impact and more likely to be affected, the challenge is particularly severe. These countries face mounting losses from a range of natural hazards, from earthquakes and tsunamis through to severe flooding, storms and drought. We face the threat of decades of development progress being rolled back and poverty becoming entrenched. Meanwhile, climate change cuts across society, from agriculture to health, energy to water resources.
UNDP and the EU share the same values on issues such as environmental sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems, and climate and disaster resilience. We work together to strengthen national capacities, and help countries manage the environment in a sustainable manner. An important aspect is ensuring adequate protection for the poor. more
Supporting access to green energy
The EU-funded Moldova Energy and Biomass project is currently the most ambitious initiative in the field of renewable energy, especially biomass energy, in the country. 206 kindergartens, schools and medical centres converted to green energy. Photo: UNDP Moldova
BIOFIN currently works in 29 countries supporting governments in reviewing policies and institutions relevant for biodiversity finance, determining baseline investment and assessing the costs of implementing National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, quantifying the biodiversity finance gap.more
The Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy (PARE) project aims to build the capacity of parliamentarians to strengthen their advocacy and monitoring of the development of renewable energy sources and to promote policy and regulatory reform to encourage investment in renewables.more
This collaborative, country driven programme aims to strengthen technical and institutional capacities at the country level, while at the same time facilitating inclusion and coordination of the public and private sector in national initiatives addressing climate change.more