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Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Climate change

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.

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In Russia, UNDP demonstrates effective approaches to conserving and restoring carbon-rich forests and permafrost areas. 
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The Clima East Pilot Project helps countries reduce greenhouse gases and cope with climate change impacts through agricultural adaptation.
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In Turkey, better management of forest landscapes and ecosystem provides environmental, social and economic benefits.
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Sand fixation activities prevent villages in Turkmenistan from moving due to the approaching sand dunes.
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For 20 years, UNDP has helped the Aral Region, which has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s, regain its strength and livelihoods.

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.

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