Sustainable Land Management

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios: A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners (UNDP)

This guidebook (PDF) assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can be designed and implemented.

Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (UNDP)

This guidebook (PDF) builds on a large range of UNDP’s ongoing initiatives to support adaptation to climate change. This series is intended to empower decision makers to take action, and to prepare their territories to adapt, and hopefully thrive, under changing climatic conditions.

Charting a New Carbon Route to Development (UNDP)

Integrated climate change planning - a how-to guide for local and regional policy-makers on planning a low-carbon future. This document (PDF) focuses on the importance of full engagement of sub-national authorities to comprehensively address climate change and suggests that taking the necessary action to tackle climate change will be more effective if it helps address local development issues.


Preparing Low-emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies - LECRDS (UNDP)

This report (PDF) serves as the Executive Summary to a series of manuals and guidebooks that UNDP is offering in support of LECRDS. It provides a brief outline of the approach and methodologies that these materials treat in detail.

UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals and Toolkits

UNDP has been producing a series of manuals, guidebooks and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP’s support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and National Communications to the UNFCCC in some 140 countries over the past decade. They are intended to enable project managers, UNDP Country Offices, and developing country government decision-makers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of the preparation of LECRDS.

State & Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 (World Bank)

The World Bank’s annual review of the global carbon market shows that 2010 was a watershed year as the market ended five years of robust growth with a slight decline compared to 2009. The State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2011 shows that the total value of the global carbon market was estimated to be US$142 billion last year.

IFC Carbon Emissions Estimation Tool (Excel download)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) created this Excel spreadsheet to help users predict and understand the emissions profile of a potential GHG source.

Time to Roll Up the Sleeves − Even Higher: Longer-term climate finance after Cancun

In this Oxford Energy and Environment Brief Benito Müller identifies some of the main elements of the climate finance debate in the run up to the next UN climate conference to be held in Durban South Africa in December 2011. As concerns the establishment of the new Green Climate Fund the Brief argues for the inclusion and active participation of all relevant sectors of society in the design process.

Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Handbook (UNDP)

This updated handbook provides hands-on guidance for identifying the most effective technology options for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. By drawing on decades of experience and inputs from leading experts and practitioners, it brings novel insights for carrying out needs assessments and creating actionable plans as part of national climate change strategies.

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