Climate and disaster resilience
A changing climate and rapidly growing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge. For developing countries, both less able to cope with the impact and more likely to be affected, the challenge is particularly severe. These countries face mounting losses from a range of natural hazards, from earthquakes and tsunamis through to severe flooding, storms and drought. We face the threat of decades of development progress being rolled back and poverty becoming entrenched. Meanwhile, climate change cuts across society, from agriculture to health, energy to water resources.
UNDP’s work is 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.more
A volatile world
We back efforts to systematically identify and prevent big risks to development, where possible, and where not, to help countries and communities with quick recovery and greater resilience to setback.
Our Video Stories
An animated film about one little saiga who got separated from his herd. This film is based on drawings made by Uzbek children from Tashkent and the Jaslyk village on the Ustyurt plateau.more
Endemic flora and species make Tusheti one of the richest protected areas in the Caucasus. But hard living conditions force people to leave those beautiful mountains.more
UNDP's Energy Efficiency project has been reconstructing public buildings all around Uzbekistan. See a short review of the whole construction process with the Rural Health Clinic Oktepa.more