UN Joint Climate Change Capacity Development Initiatives

Green Jobs Initiative

The Green Jobs Initiative is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Employers Organization (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), launched in 2007. Its objective is to assess, analyze and promote the creation of decent and environmentally sustainable jobs.

Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (UN-REDD)

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. The Programme was launched in September 2008 to assist developing countries prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies. It builds on the convening power and expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC)

The Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is a partnership between United Nations organizations and sub-national governments. Its overall objective is to increase resilience to climate change impacts and to reduce emissions in sub-national territories in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Within the UN collaborating partners include the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

UN Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change

The UN Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change is an inter-agency cooperative effort that aims to promote the engagement of children and youth in intergovernmental processes on climate change and related activities undertaken by the UN system, such as support of formal and non-formal educational programmes at regional and national levels to build capacity of children and young people. The initiative is convened by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and includes 16 UN agencies.

UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD)

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) aims to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development, including coping with climate change, into all aspects of education and learning. DESD coordination is ensured by a UN Inter-Agency Committee established under the leadership of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and composed of 18 UN agencies.

Climate Change Adaptation & Development Initiative (CC DARE)

The Climate Change Adaptation & Development Initiative (CC DARE), jointly implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), supports countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States in integrating climate change adaptation into national decision-making frameworks. Regional training courses on key adaptation issues related to agriculture, water, mainstreaming and modeling are also planned to promote regional cooperation and provide a knowledge and experience sharing platform across countries.

UNDP-EU Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP)

The Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP), a joint collaboration between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union, aims to strengthen technical and institutional capacities to promote GHG emissions reduction at the country level, while at the same time facilitating inclusion and coordination of the public and private sector in national initiatives addressing climate change.