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30 Ways in 30 Days Mexico

09/11/2010

UNEP: Inspiring action towards a low carbon, climate resilient future

From creating mass markets for solar water heaters, improving vehicle efficiency, using waste for energy or installing energy-efficient cooking stoves or planting trees and protecting forests, UNEP’s 30 case studies prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable.

Across the globe, in myriad ways, from community-based programmes to large entrepreneurial endeavors, the solutions have much in common. These projects do not represent the status quo, they embody innovation and creativity; they harness benefits for the people they serve as well as help us to take the actions needed to reduce global emissions.

The stories have been arranged according to UNEP’s Climate Change priorities, areas of work that support countries in their accelerated and effective response to a warming world and its unpredictable consequences.

Adapting to climate change: Ecosystem based adaptation can play a vital role in a country’s adaptation and development strategy and is a focus of UNEP’s climate programme. Investing in EBA is one of the most effective ways to address the multiple challenges of vulnerability and poverty.

UNEP helps countries and vulnerable communities adapt to climate change, through good ecosystem management practices and use ecosystem services to build natural resilience against the impacts of climate change as an integral part of their broader adaptation and development strategies.

Mitigating climate change: Clean and renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency must lie at the heart of nationally appropriate mitigation actions. UNEP’s work ensures the information, policy, and financial barriers are removed to unleash investment in the low carbon economy.

UNEP supports countries to make sound policy, technology and investment choices that accelerate their transition towards low-carbon economies and societies. UNEP also helps countries phase out obsolescent technologies and deploy cleaner ones, financed through public and private sources including the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD+): Succeeding with REDD is vital for the effectiveness of any future climate agreement. Helping transform the forest sector, while improving livelihoods, providing alternative development pathways, and supporting biological and cultural diversity is the core of UNEP’s REDD activities.

Working in partnership with UNDP and FAO, UNEP supports developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through supporting the development of REDD strategies, the testing of innovative REDD pilots including the consideration for co-benefits such as biodiversity and livelihoods and promoting sustainable forest management.

Enhancing knowledge and communication: UNEP works to improve understanding of climate change science and raise awareness of climate change impacts among decision-makers and other specific audiences.

The 30 ways, 30 days examples are just a few examples of the many initiatives around that world that will help accelerate the transition to a global green economy. Examples such as these inspire, inform and educate.

UNEP invites you to join us and Step Up to the Challenge.

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