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UNDP Releases Paper on Scaling-Up Efforts to Meet Climate Challenge

© UNDP August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) posted an online paper titled “Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge,” prepared by its Environment and Energy Group. The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNDP has a large ongoing portfolio of projects addressing the climate change challenge (valued at about US$1.2 billion and spanning 140 countries). The bulk of this portfolio focuses on enabling developing countries to attract and drive direct investment toward lower carbon technologies and sustainable land management at the national level. [The paper]