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Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Overview

There is no country in Europe and Central Asia where the impact of climate change cannot be seen and felt. The entire region is now clearly affected by air temperature variations, changes in river runoff and precipitation, and the more frequent incidence of extreme weather events.

From the catastrophic flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia to more widespread and prolonged droughts in the countries of Central Asia, extreme climate events are threatening decades of hard-won development achievements. 

Our goals

As the U.N. agency working on sustainable development, UNDP has a mandate of supporting countries as they move towards low carbon development paths, more sustainable use of natural resources, and resilience to climate change. 

We work in the areas of:

200,000

The number of people who are now protected from recurring floods in the Rioni River Basin, Georgia. Our action has inspired the government to create a nationwide, early warning system.

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After years of unhealthy practices on ground and water, now farmers in the Strumica River Basin have…

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Redefining the challenge of climate change in the Eastern Partner countries and Russia

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The 2.4 meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) took…

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