UNDP's Adaptation work
For UNDP, adaptation to climate change means climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations – the poor, women, and indigenous peoples. UNDP supports these goals by assisting over 80 countries to integrate current and future climate risks and uncertainties into national and sub-national development efforts. UNDP supports these goals by assisting over 80 countries to integrate current and future climate risks and uncertainties into national and sub-national development efforts.
UNDP’s assistance to countries to formulate and implement green, low-emission and climate-resilient development strategies (Green LECRDS) draws 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. The formulation and implementation of Green LECRDS will allow developing countries to respond more effectively to climate change. Green LECRDS will help guide conventional and innovative sources of sustainable development and climate financing, and assist sub-national and national governments in implementing, monitoring, and catalyzing low-emission and climate-resilient development projects and programmes.
We are assembling a database of UNDP actions to be integrated here. This database will allow users to select from a predetermined typology of specific UNDP actions and view the relevant outcomes and outputs from all projects. In practice, users will be able to select down to a specific type of UNDP action (for example, ‘Infrastructure -> Coastal Reinforcement Structures -> Gabions’) and generate a page that features the actual project document texts referring to that type of action (for example, the paragraph of so of text from the Liberia project, Output 2.3). We are in the process of assembling a typology of all adaptation-related actions, which will provide the basis for the database structure. We will then ‘tag’ the individual passages of relevant text using the qualitative research software NVivo.
NVivo allows us to set up a series of hierarchical ‘nodes’ (reflecting UNDP's adaptation typology) and then go through each document to ‘code’ passages.