Impacts of climate change – such as increased droughts in Central Asia or severe floods in Balkan countries – threaten to undermine decades of development gains and put at risk efforts to eradicate poverty. Tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development.
In Europe and Central Asia, UNDP works to help countries of the region address the challenges of climate change and remains the largest service provider in the UN system on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
UNDP supports countries to:
- Transition toward low-emission and climate-resilient sustainable development;
- Prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change; and
- Pursue low carbon development pathways that guarantee a cleaner, greener future.
UNDP partners in many global platforms, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, as well as providing on-the-ground technical assistance to help countries deal with the effects of climate change.