United Nations Development Programme

UNDP

  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 26 Mar 2015

The United Nations Development Programme is an international organization with a strong global presence and mandate concentrated on development, with a focus on sustainable development, climate change and disaster resilience, and governance. UNDP works in partnership with entities, such as national governments, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations, and development banks, in order to support the coordinated delivery of financing to achieve transformational impact in the areas of mitigation and adaptation. Its work in adaptation covers all developing countries in all regions and includes a strong portfolio in least developed countries, small island developing states and African states. Adaptation activities include integrated climate change strategies, national adaptation plans, national planning and budgeting frameworks; cross-sectoral climate-resilient livelihoods; climate-resilient integrated water resource and coastal management; ecosystem-based adaptation; and climate-resilient energy and infrastructure. In mitigation, UNDP supports developing countries in order to create enabling environments for investment in mitigation technologies and land-uses at scale, with activities in: low-carbon energy access solutions (rural mini-grids, bio-energy and green charcoal supply chains), grid-connected renewables, energy efficient buildings and appliances, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Bringing with it, its experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation programming and its on-the-ground presence in developing countries, UNDP sought accreditation to the GCF.

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending

Projects

FP139
Adaptation

Sudan

Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan

FP137
Cross-cutting

Ghana

Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project

FP130
Mitigation

Indonesia

Indonesia REDD-plus RBP for results period 2014-2016

FP129
Mitigation

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Rural Energy Market Transformation Initiative – Strengthening Resilience of Livelihoods Through Sustainable Energy Access

FP127
Adaptation

Zimbabwe

Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe

FP125
Adaptation

Viet Nam

Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam

FP112
Adaptation

Marshall Islands

Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Water Sector (ACWA) in the Marshall Islands

FP110
Mitigation

Ecuador

Ecuador REDD-plus RBP for results period 2014

FP109
Adaptation

Timor-Leste

Safeguarding rural communities and their physical and economic assets from climate induced disasters in Timor-Leste

FP107
Adaptation

Bhutan

Supporting Climate Resilience and Transformational Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan

FP100
Mitigation

Brazil

REDD-PLUS results-based payments for results achieved by Brazil in the Amazon biome in 2014 and 2015

FP094
Adaptation

Comoros

Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands

FP084
Cross-cutting

India

Enhancing climate resilience of India’s coastal communities

FP072
Adaptation

Zambia

Strengthening climate resilience of agricultural livelihoods in Agro-Ecological Regions I and II in Zambia

FP069
Adaptation

Bangladesh

Enhancing adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with climate change induced salinity

FP068
Adaptation

Georgia

Scaling-up Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and the Use of Climate Information in Georgia

FP056
Adaptation

Colombia

Scaling up climate resilient water management practices for vulnerable communities in La Mojana

FP053
Adaptation

Egypt

Enhancing climate change adaptation in the North coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

FP051
Mitigation

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Scaling-up Investment in Low-Carbon Public Buildings

FP037
Adaptation

Samoa

Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa

FP034
Adaptation

Uganda

Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

FP033
Mitigation

Mauritius

Accelerating the transformational shift to a low-carbon economy in the Republic of Mauritius

FP019
Mitigation

Ecuador

Priming Financial and Land Use Planning Instruments to Reduce Emissions from Deforestations

FP018
Adaptation

Pakistan

Scaling-up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk reduction in Northern Pakistan

FP016
Adaptation

Sri Lanka

Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events through an integrated approach to water management

FP015
Adaptation

Tuvalu

Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP)

FP013
Cross-cutting

Viet Nam

Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam

FP010
Mitigation

Armenia

De-Risking and Scaling-up Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits

FP007
Adaptation

Maldives

Supporting vulnerable communities in Maldives to manage climate change-induced water shortages

FP002
Adaptation

Malawi

Scaling up the use of Modernized Climate information and Early Warning Systems in Malawi

Documents

News & Stories

Efforts to save the Amazon offer triple win: Improving human, environmental, and economic health and wellbeing

04 Jun 2020 / Joint measures that tackle climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic must place the livelihoods of people front and centre. This is especially true for the custodians of natural ecosystems, which are vital in winning the fight against climate change and ensuring a green recovery in developing countries. In Ecuador, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners are supporting the government’s climate ambitions and, in the process, improving incomes, food security and resilience.

On World Environment Day, women are bringing new life to Colombia’s wetlands

02 Jun 2020 / Tapping nature’s power to nurture green recovery

How can climate action balance the needs of nature and people?

21 Jan 2020 / Efforts to protect ecosystems must also take into account global development goals intended to lift people out of poverty. A difficult past has taught young Ugandan beekeeper Shildah Nabimanya the importance of protecting ecosystems.

Green Climate Fund and its partners launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development

10 Dec 2019 / Twelve international organisations providing assistance to developing countries came together at COP25 today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. As a founding member, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) joined the Alliance to unite efforts to close the capacity gap on early warnings and climate information by 2030.

Managing risk: How climate finance can help manage risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina

02 Dec 2019 / In 47 developing countries, across four regions, and with the support of 14 partners, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) are promoting ambitious climate action across the world. These NAPs also help countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Using ecosystems to counter climate crisis only natural

08 Nov 2019 / Creating a virtuous circle, it is possible to enhance climate resilience by protecting ecosystems. But we cannot forget the place of people, especially those who are poor, in devising nature-based climate solutions. That is why the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is supporting climate action that balances land use and nature by protecting ecosystems in ways that also boost people’s livelihoods. One example is in Uganda.

New Climate Investment Platform targets increase in flow of capital to clean energy projects

22 Sep 2019 / In response to country needs to mobilise low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public good announced today will aim to increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet climate ambitions. The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) is an inclusive partnership welcoming all stakeholders from governments to international organisations to the private sector to scale-up climate action and translate ambitious national climate targets into concrete investments on the ground.

Timor-Leste's first GCF-funded project: A step towards increased climate resilience

24 Jul 2019 / At its twenty-third meeting in July (B.23), the Board of the Green Climate Fund approved GCF’s first climate action project in Timor-Leste, FP109: Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate induced disasters. Developed with the the National Directorate for Climate Change, the country’s National Designated Authority (NDA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the project will climate-proof small-scale infrastructure in six municipalities and help strengthen the resilience of rural communities to climate change induced disasters.

Lightning strikes: How installing a modern lightning detecting system in Malawi is saving lives and livelihoods

01 May 2019 / As another year of devastating events unfolds, including Cyclone Idai - one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere – natural disasters are a constant reminder to us that whatever progress we have been making in reducing disaster risk, we need to do more.

Wetlands give life: Preserving Uganda's wetlands secures a brighter future for country and planet

02 Feb 2019 / Wetlands are an important natural buffer in mitigating, forestalling, and adapting to climate change. By absorbing and storing carbon, wetlands reduce floods, relieve droughts, minimise storm surges, and protect coastlines.

Contacts

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
pradeep.kurukulasuriya@undp.org
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
robin.merlier@undp.org