United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

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To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.

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Nature-based Solutions

Enhancing nature-based solutions to support climate adaptation.

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Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia

Strengthening linkages between adaptation and the sustainable development agenda whilst enhancing institutional and research capacity.

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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop Report

This report captures take-aways for interregional exchange, regional collaboration and advocacy for mountain areas from the Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop held in Vienna in June 2022.

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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop

The Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop brought together more than sixty participants from across the world's mountain regions to share and create new knowledge and experiences on adaptation and regional governance in mountain ranges.

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Online Course: Advancing on REDD+

Learn about advancing REDD+ through the REDD+ e-Academy, comprising two e-courses which provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.

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Fundamentals on REDD+

Fundamentals on REDD+ online course covers the basics from the elements required under the UNFCCC to how implement REDD+ at the national level including financial resource available.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused or accelerated by climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused, or accelerated by, climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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