Latin America and the Caribbean

Peru’s Cement NAMA to Cut Industry Emissions by Half

Peru’s Cement NAMA to Cut Industry Emissions by Half

Early stakeholderholder consultations in Peru identified the cement sector as one of the sectors with highest potential for reducing greenhouse gases (GHG). The industry was responsible for around 6.1 millions tons of CO2e in 2010, approximately 8% of national GHG emissions when the land-use change and forestry sector is excluded. […]

Women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. They produced the jam with a Multifunctional Platform Project (MFP) introduced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helping women and girls to no longer spend several hours a day gathering firewood or collecting water. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Photo Gallery

Empowering Women to Mitigate Climate Change

IUCN Global Gender Office Analysis Governments, institutions and agencies are increasingly considering ways in which women and gender considerations can be better integrated into climate action planning. The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed last year are accelerating this positive trend. For example, women around […]

Meeting participants from Grenada discuss details of the Annual Work Plan

Japan and UNDP team up to support eight Caribbean countries

Japan and UNDP team up to support eight Caribbean countries as they scale up implementation of renewable energy and climate adaptation measures. On January 28, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a USD 15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), which will support eight […]

The NAMA Facility Funds Ambitious Projects on 3 Continents

The NAMA Facility Funds Ambitious Projects on 3 Continents

  The NAMA facility selected climate change mitigation projects in China, Kenya and Colombia to receive support. During a side-event on COP21 in Paris the NAMA Facility announced to support a transport project in Kenya, a project on integrated waste management in China and a project in Colombia aiming at […]

Green Climate Fund Approves First Projects

Green Climate Fund Approves First Projects

International support for climate action in developing countries reaches new heights with the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) first wave of approved projects. This initial funding will allocate 168 million USD towards eight specific mitigation and adaptation efforts in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The approved programmes range from early warning […]

Mangrove conservation and restoration helps mitigate climate change in the Dominican Republic

Mangrove conservation and restoration helps mitigate climate change in the Dominican Republic

Improving the conservation and restoration of mangroves offers a high impact solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the ability of mangroves to sequester and store carbon. The Dominican Republic is now seeking support for the preparation of a new Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) which leverages the multiple […]