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Open Planet

What is UNDP Open Planet?

UNDP is dedicated to being an open and transparent international organization. We make all efforts to publish comprehensive, quality and timely information about our work. The Open Planet Portal is an extension of the Transparency Portal where we share information about 5,000+ UNDP development projects across 170 countries and territories. The portal focuses on the work of UNDP’s Nature, Climate and Energy team.

Climate change is the single greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, threatening water and food security, health, livelihoods, and the safety of billions of people. Climate change can reverse hard won human development gains, worsen inequalities and trigger forced migration and conflict, and it could drive an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

According to the global risk report, nature risk has become the top risk of our society for the next decade during which more than 1 million species will become extinct if we don’t take immediate action to turn back the curve. Our planet now faces a global extinction crisis never witnessed by humankind before and each of us has the responsibility to stop it.

UNDP mitigates climate change and biodiversity loss by building the coalitions necessary for transformative change at national, regional and global levels, by leveraging private sector finance, by building public private partnerships, by catalyzing new approaches, technologies and innovations, and by continuing to directly assist countries in taking this problem.

In this portal, you can find what we do, who we collaborate with, where our projects exist and what we learned. We are excited and inspired to have you join us in the mission of eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities through sustainable development.

Nature, Climate and Energy

Nature, Climate and Energy

UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. As part of the Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP’s Nature, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) Team promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas.

The Nature, Climate and Energy Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy.

This multi-billion dollar portfolio encompasses:

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services including forests
  • Sustainable Land Management and Desertification including food and commodity systems
  • Water and Ocean Governance including SIDS
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Renewable and Modern Energy
  • Extractive Industries
  • Chemicals and Waste Management
  • Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy and SCP approaches

This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning.

In addition to UNDP’s bilateral partnerships on natural capital, environment and climate, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), the Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which  includes the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF Trust Fund); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF); the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF); and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)).

Contact us

Contact us

The UNDP Open Planet portal is managed by the Nature, Climate and Energy (NCE) Team, as part of the Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.

If you are interested to know more about our work or would like to share your feedback with the Open Planet technical team, contact us at info@undpopenplanet.org.


* Internal UNDP users requesting access to Open Planet Corporate, please contact daniel.perez@undp.org.


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