Environment & Energy

  • UNDP Briefing Note On AdaptationNov 1, 2007The document titled "Adaptation to Climate Change: Doing Development Differently" outlines UNDP's adaptation services and UNDP-GEF's adaptation portfolio that comprises 21 national, regional and global projects taking place in 45 countries.

  • Capacity Development: A UNDP PrimerCapacity Development: A UNDP PrimerJan 1, 2009This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system – a real-world guide to real-world applications to strengthen and contribute to national capacities for development.

  • Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation GuidebookGender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation GuidebookJul 1, 2010The Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation Guidebook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the world. The Guidebook will be useful for any community-based practitioners who wish to review successful cases of gender mainstreaming in community-based adaptation projects.

  • Forest Carbon Accounting: Overview & PrinciplesAug 12, 2009This report reinforces UNDP's capacity building efforts by presenting the main principles, practices and challenges of carbon accounting in the forestry sector. It highlights the historic, current and future needs for forest carbon accounting; principles and good practice; the process of forest carbon accounting; and existing guidance and toolkits available for forestry carbon accounting.

  • A Guide for Countries Preparing Third National Reports To The CBDA Guide for Countries Preparing Third National Reports To The CBDNov 1, 2005The guidelines, developed under the UNDP/GEF Project "National Reporting to the CBD: Supporting countries to prepare the Third National Report on Biodiversity", are designed to assist all those agencies, institutions and individuals within a country whose participation and input are needed to prepare the third national report in the way envisaged by the Conference of the Parties to the CBD.


UNDP supports the national development and implementation of environmental management systems addressing desertification, biodiversity conservation, water management, pollution and climate change strengthened. UNDP Libya aims to support the national implementation on waste management, protected area management, and water management. In addition it aims to provide support to the development and mainstreaming of a national policy on climate change.