Without clear and straightforward guidelines for the future, policy makers have to decide what to build today, that won’t risk inundation in the year 2050. Or which crops farmers should invest in, that will still be productive under a changing, more variable, climate. What's needed is to make better use of available, longer term climate information in development planning and investments.
Pollution and Health
Norway is UNDP’s top core contributor helping to respond quickly to emerging crises and natural disasters. This vital partnership provides the foundations for a fit-for purpose organization and critical resources to eradicate poverty and protect the environment.
The guide provides step by step guidance on the four basic steps to design a reporting program: determining program objectives; creating an enabling environment for program design and implementation; determining program structure and requirements; and conducting program review.
Asia and the Pacific faces an energy dilemma. Demand is soaring but so are the region's greenhouse gas emissions.
Asia is expected to become the largest energy consuming region in the world well before 2050. At the same time, developing Asia’s share of worldwide energy-related CO2 emissions has more than doubled from 17% in 1990 to 37% in 2011, and without a change in current energy use patterns, is expected to rise to 46% by 2035. The region must also deal with the vital ‘unfinished business’ of providing electricity to around 600 million people who still lack it.
The Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project provided drainage, wastewater collections and treatment plants as well solid waste management facilities and conducted a comprehensive capacity building program in the cities of Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang.