Empowering the poor in a changing climate

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published a report that showcases the experiences and knowledge generated through the various UNDP initiatives on adaptation, and how countries have been working on national initiatives to transition to green, inclusive, climate-resilient development paths. The report, titled 'Empowering the Poor: Experience from UNDP supported Initiatives on Adaptation,' features 12 case studies that illustrate that adaptation and poverty reduction are inherently linked and must be addressed simultaneously. The publication shows that climate change adaptation and poverty reduction can be addressed simultaneously. To do so, it stresses the importance of a strong enabling environment comprised of capacity building, empowered communities, private sector engagement and support to the development of institutions and policies.

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