Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Building Resilience

UNDP supports countries of the Arab States region to address the unprecedented challenges of climate change, increasing demand for energy and growing exposure to disaster risk. Due to the strong relationship between all three, we adopt an integrated approach to help countries protect their people’s lives and livelihoods from impacts of climate change and disasters, and mitigate drivers of climate change through more sustainable use of energy. We support Arab countries to manage risks to social vulnerability and build resilience of development results.

Zero-carbon. Risk-informed. Sustainable.

UNDP works to integrate issues of climate, disaster risk and energy at country level, and focus on building resilience and ensuring that development remains risk-informed and sustainable in the Arab region.

UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development.

Programmes and Initiatives

The SDG-Climate Facility Project
The Horn of Africa crisis
Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Lebanon’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta Through Integrated Coastal Zone Management

$2.1 billion


Since 2005, UNDP has invested nearly US$2.1 billion globally to support better early warning systems, faster response times, enhanced policies and procedures, and long-term, resilient recovery

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