Knowledge Products

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Financial Sustainability Scorecard for National Systems of Protected Areas

The purpose of this scorecard is to assist governments, donors and NGOs to investigate and record significant aspects of aProtected Area ( PA) financing system –its accounts and its underlying structural foundations – to show both its current health and status and to indicate if the system is holistically moving over the long-term towards an improved financial situation. The
scorecard is designed for national systems of PAs but could be used by sub-national eg state, regional or municipal or networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Promoting Energy efficiency in buildings: Lessons Learned from International Experience

About the report

The purpose of this report is to help policymakers and their advisors wishing to initiate or develop policies promoting energy efficiency in buildings to assess the most efficient mix of policy measures for a given environment as well as to design new initiatives.

Integrating Sound Management of Chemicals into MDG-Based Development Planning

Document Summary

The UNDP Guide provides a systematic approach to countries to help assess their capacity for sound management of chemicals, identify needs, and ultimately "mainstream" or incorporate identified priorities into national MDG-based development policies and plans.

Managing Private Investment in Natural Resources

This primer seeks to provide practical advice on how host countries can manage foreign direct investment inflows to promote national development aspirations (such as poverty reduction, environmental sustainabilityand achievement of the MDGs)

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

The present guide follows the same structure as the handbook. It is designed to assist champions and practitioners engaged in mainstreaming climate change adaptation. It should be seen as an invitation for mainstreaming specialists and adaptation experts to partner, each bringing their added value to the overall endeavour

Mainstreaming Poverty-Environment Linkages into Development Planning: A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the painstaking task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning.

Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Approach

Gender mainstreaming is a perennial, cross-cutting concern within the UN system, and this Guidebook offers advice on how to design gender-sensitive, community-based projects and programmes. The Guidebook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the world. Likewise, the Guidebook presents beneficial lessons drawn from the GEF Small Grants Programme’s many years of ongoing work in over 122 countries.

Charting A New Low-Carbon Route To Development

This Primer introduces a set of approaches to help sub-national authorities through the whole process of designing their Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP), from setting objectives and participatory arrangements for the preparation of the Plan, to financing priority activities.

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios (French)

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios

This guidebook offers project managers and decision-makers, who are working with a team of scientific and technical experts, a framework for the development of a prospective range of climate scenarios in their regions.  It aims to empower project managers and decision-makers to engage in discussions on climate-scenario development, including involvement in science-based decisions on the availability, applicability, and robustness of various climate-scenario approaches.