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Resilience and Sustainable Development

Environment protection and conservation

Protection and conservation of the environment is becoming increasingly important because of the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Large-scale forest logging, commercial agriculture and associated land clearing, threaten the sustainability of natural resources. Leveraging environment and climate funding help countries step up their activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation and integrating climate change and disaster risk management into national and sectoral planning.

Sustainable development

We work with Pacific Island countries to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable development and address gaps in environmental legislation. We help in climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation of biodiversity, minimizing land degradation, ensuring efficient and equitable water resources management and water supply and sanitation delivery, replicating best practices for solid waste management programmes and increasing efforts towards enabling access to electricity, environmentally sustainable transportation, and cleaner and affordable fuels.

$38.9 million

INVESTED IN COASTAL ADAPTATION FOR TUVALU

In 2017, a seven-year project financed by the Green Climate Fund and the Government of Tuvalu is managing risks of coastal hazards that will strengthen the resilience of one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change and sea-level rise.

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The Green Climate Fund has today approved US$18.6 million in financing to the Republic of Marshall…

UNDP and partners announced today the winners of the 10th Equator Prize, recognizing 22 local and…

Detailed and accurate information on the relationship between land height and sea level will be made…

The Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster has launched Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined…

Stakeholders involved in the implementation of the country’s National Energy Road Map have met in…

One helpful measure to support adaptation to climate change is climate risk insurance. The Pacific…

The Tuvalu Government has formalized the establishment of an e-library providing an online database…

Solomon Islands Government representatives and key stakeholders involved in disaster preparedness,…

At the top of a steep hill in Gizo, the capital of Solomon Islands’ Western Province, four young…

Camera and transmission equipment have been installed on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu providing real…

Women cultivate the land, produce food and generate income for families. Women’s economic activities…

Fiji’s Hidden Paradise was a hive of activity this month, with an inaugural Knowledge Fair and a…

There is an urgent need for action on the ocean and climate change nexus. Our oceans, which cover…

It’s been 23 years since I last set foot on Ovalau, a lush volcanic island separated by a 20km wide…

Baked food wrapped in banana leaves. Vegetables carted in cane baskets. Intricately woven string…

Aniwa is the fourth southern-most island of Vanuatu and is about 8 km2 (3 square miles) and having…

When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international…

Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for…

This Environmental and Social Management Framework and Management Plan has been prepared in support…

Launched in August 2017, with US$36 million financing from the Green Climate Fund and $2.9 million…

The overall project goal is to effectively address the consequences of, and responses to, climate…

The report focuses on developing insight and understanding Tonga’s mix of policies and plans…

This policy brief is the product of testing, learning and adapting a mainstreaming approach to…

The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme is implemented in partnership with Fiji, Solomon Islands,…

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