Environment and Climate Change
Progress on the MDGs can only be sustained by a healthy planet.
In the disaster prone eastern seaboard of the Philippines municipal governments, academia and local citizens are working together to come up with strategies that reduce the risks associated with climate change, particularly as they affect poor and vulnerable communities. Over 40 local institutions in six pilot areas are involved in strengthening coping mechanisms and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development planning.
We are supporting 17 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of US$89.5 million. These efforts contribute to achieving MDG 7 on environmental sustainability particularly the target of integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reversing the loss of environmental resources.
Our work embraces the recent discourse on climate change emphasizing its impact on poor people thereby ensuring that our initiatives remain inextricably linked to issues of poverty and inequality.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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Seeds of Knowledge
This booklet is a compilation of 24 lessons learned from the 17 MDG-Fund Joint Programmes that focus on environment and climate change. Each lesson learned is a history at the country level of the challenges faced and the successes achieved in protecting the environment. These experiences are also a part of an online knowledge base and are witness to humanity's efforts to adapt and to find solutions in the fight against climate change.
Joint Programme Title
MDG-F Programme Area