Climate Resilient Integrated Water Resource and Coastal Management

UNDP supports countries to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient management of the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans through improved governance, smarter resource management and continued environmental stewardship.

The goal of the Signature Programme, Climate Resilient Integrated Water Resource and Coastal Management, is to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient management of the world's major freshwater and marine transboundary waters systems through improved water and ocean governance.

UNDP-GEF's capacity in Water and Ocean Governance is demonstrated through on-going work with over 100 countries to support the implementation of almost 30 active projects representing an investment of over USD 700 million in achieving multiple development benefits in these countries.  Roughly USD 135 million of this sum is grant financing from the various funds administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). A broad network of UNDP colleagues around the world support countries with their expertise, knowledge and experience.

More information on relevant UNDP supported programmes can be obtained through the following links:

·          Sustainable Management of Oceans in a Changing Climate

·          UNDP Environment & Energy, Water and Ocean Governance Page

Promoting Climate Resilient Urban and Transport Infrastructure

Promoting low emission and climate resilient urban and transport infrastructure.

Sustainable Management of Oceans in a Changing Climate

UNDP-GEF's Sustainable Ocean Management Programme presently assists groups of countries sharing 1 0 of the world's most important LMEs in applying integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient approaches to sustaining LME ecosystem services.

Protection of Transboundary Surface and Groundwaters

Shared water systems are under threat from pollution, inefficient water use, habitat loss and climate change and can become the source of local and regional conflicts. UNDP-GEF's Shared Waters programme assists groups of countries sharing such waterbodies to identify priorities and agree upon regional and national governance reforms to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient approaches to shared water resources management.

Local Solutions

Under this outcome area UNDP is working to promote local solutions for the global environment through small grants projects.

Community Resilience

Under this outcome area UNDP is working to promote community resilience through integrated landscape management.

Community-Based Adaptation

Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) is an important component of the larger picture of management and avoidance of Climate Change impacts and pressures by local people. It provides information and concrete examples on potential impacts of climate change and mitigative measures which are location specific and community managed. CBA also provides information needs which can be shared and replicated in an appropriate format and manner acceptable by communities. The need for information on adaptation by incorporating and building upon existing coping strategies of communities can be articulated and demonstrated through CBA projects.