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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.

The following three Action Pledges submitted by UNDP respond to both of the NWP objectives, i.e., to assist countries to improve the understanding and assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and to assist countries to make informed adaptation decisions.

Action pledges 

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM)


Applying climate information for adaptation decision making


Developing country-level climate profiles


Community-based adaptation


Climate Risk Management (CRM) technical assistance project


UNDP Environment and Energy Group project: Capacity development for policy makers to address climate change

Further information

UNDP's ongoing activities on education, training and awareness raising

UNDP's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Tanzania: Mainstreaming climate change and adaptation into integrated water resource management in the Pangani River Basin

Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Water Governance in Ecuador

Regional focus All regions
Sector Business
Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Early warning systems
Financial support
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.