Energy & Sustainability
Our programmes in coordination with sister UN agencies and governmental counterparts combine the work on biodiversity and ecosystems with issues of poverty, governance and crisis prevention.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the second most prone region to extreme flooding, landslides, earthquakes and droughts. In addition, it is anticipated that climate change will increase the impact of natural disasters, which affect the poor disproportionately.
UNDP works with countries to:
- Design green low emissions, climate-resilient development strategies and implement economic policies that support sustainable development. - Support countries as they build appropriate mitigation mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. - Adapt to climate change, including managing and rehabilitating ecosystems for adaptation to, and mitigation of climate change. - Capacity building to access climate change financing. - Manage risks, including natural disasters, while boosting knowledge management. - Supply low-cost renewable energy to disadvantaged groups in remote areas.
Environment and Energy Cluster Latin America & the Caribbean
The area of Environment and Energy of the Regional Service Center of UNDP for LAC is an essential part in creating sustainable human development.
- 03 Sep 2015:Global Goals campaign announced with UNDP as key partner
- 01 Sep 2015:“UNDP deeply involved in visionary agenda for sustainable development” – UN Development Chief
- 27 Aug 2015:UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summit