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Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Building Resilience

UNDP supports countries of the Arab States region to address the unprecedented challenges of climate change, increasing demand for energy and growing exposure to disaster risk. Due to the strong relationship between all three, we adopt an integrated approach to help countries protect their people’s lives and livelihoods from impacts of climate change and disasters, and mitigate drivers of climate change through more sustainable use of energy. We support Arab countries to manage risks to social vulnerability and build resilience of development results.

Zero-carbon. Risk-informed. Sustainable.

UNDP works to integrate issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at country level, and focus on building resilience and ensuring that development remains risk-informed and sustainable in the Arab region.

UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development.

$2.1 billion

INVESTED IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND RECOVERY

Since 2005, UNDP has invested nearly US$2.1 billion globally to support better early warning systems, faster response times, enhanced policies and procedures, and long-term, resilient recovery

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It is a pleasure to participate in the opening of the 2016 World Green Economy Summit.

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Until recently, farmers in northeast Sudan used to rely solely on rainfall for their subsistence…

More frequent and severe droughts, millions at risk of famine, the spread of conflict and mass…

Bilan Awdal Organization from Somaliland is one of the three winners of the OFID-UNDP Cross Regional…

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and the evolving…

Much has been said about the rolling back of development results and vulnerability of communities in…

Coastal resources are expected to suffer direct impacts through sea level rise and inundation of low…

The report looks at different technologies related to the power, transport, agriculture and water…

The report looks at different technologies related to the power, transport, agriculture and water…

The occupied Palestinian territory, as part of the Eastern Mediterranean, is subject to many serious…

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