Organizations and partnerships

Uganda green schools

Uganda green schools

As with many countries in Africa, one of Uganda’s primary development goals is that of facilitating access to sustainable energy. Indeed, with only 15 percent of the population enjoying access to energy in 2014, Uganda has one of the lowest electrification rates on the continent. The educational sector in rural […]

Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring

In 2015, an initiative to develop a Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring was launched by a number of international organizations, including the UN Climate Change secretariat, the World Bank, World Resource Institute, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Development Programme, International Renewable Energy Agency, GIZ, Fundación Torcuato Di Tella, […]

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. […]

FAO support to design and implementation of NAMAs in agriculture sectors

FAO support to design and implementation of NAMAs in agriculture sectors

  The new online “Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector” of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the efforts of developing countries in the identification, development and implementation of country specific mitigation actions in the […]

Lebanon Salutes 41 Private Firms for Reporting GHG Emissions

Lebanon Salutes 41 Private Firms for Reporting GHG Emissions

The Lebanese Ministry of Environment awards private firms for excellence in reporting Greenhouse Gas emissions. As a part of the efforts developed to build sustainable institutional arrangements under the Low Emission Capacity Building programme, the Lebanese Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme held an award […]

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 […]