The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.


Role within the Coalition

Climate and disaster resilience is one of UNDP's three main areas of focus. The organisation has already helped 120 countries eliminate more than 67,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substances per annum, while simultaneously reducing 5.08 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. It is now building on this by contributing to the expandsion of the Montreal Protocol.

UNDP is an active member of the Coalition's HFC initiative. The organisation has supported multiple HFC emissions assessments and feasibility studies in developing countries to help tackle dangerous HFC use.

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, talks about the need for integrated policies

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, talks about the need for integrated policies
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, talks about the need to integrate climate, air quality and health policies (Sept. 2019)

CCAC activities

The UNDP is taking action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, both through its involvement in the Coalition and through its own initiative. Some of the organisation's key activities are highlighted here.
Activity | HFC
Chile | Ongoing
The Ozone Unit of Chile’s Ministry of Environment, with funding from the Coalition and support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has installed a Transcritical CO2 refrigeration...
Workstream | HFC
HFCs have a wide range of uses, including in foams, refrigeration, and aerosols, and manufacturers tend to use well-known existing technology solutions that currently are not as climate-friendly as...
Workstream | HFC
This workstream aims to build capacity amongst industry stakeholders and policy-makers on HFC alternative technologies, policies and standards, addressing specific sectors where HFCs are used. When...



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