The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Advancing climate action. Building resilience.

The decisions we make today will impact generations to come. It’s critical we get it right.

Inclusive infrastructure for climate action

UNOPS latest report identifies 7 action areas and 24 recommendations that governments and other stakeholders can use to deliver inclusive infrastructure for climate action – helping to ensure no one is left behind.

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Climate change is impacting communities in every country, across every continent. Rising sea levels. Extreme weather events. Disrupted economies. Food and water insecurity. Resource scarcity. Conflict.

Yet global efforts to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development are falling short. The dangerous effects of climate change will continue to have extreme impacts on all people, but especially women and marginalized groups – including indigenous peoples, people living in poverty and persons with disabilities.

We believe quality infrastructure and improved procurement processes are central to combating climate change and are key to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Greener supply chains can help protect natural resources. Greater effectiveness in public spending can increase resilience to shocks from a changing climate. And the lasting power of infrastructure can help us achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs by improving the way it is planned, delivered and managed.

Our latest report – Inclusive infrastructure for climate action – paves a path towards responding to the climate crisis and building a sustainable future that leaves no one behind. Featuring expert insights, it calls for an approach to infrastructure that identifies and responds to marginalization, socio-economic inequalities and climate vulnerabilities.

With a pressing need to adapt to a changing climate, we have a unique opportunity to make the right decisions. But the clock is ticking.


What will green infrastructure mean for a post covid world?

A UNOPS-supported article via the New York Times explores the possibilities.

On the ground

On the ground

Around the world we're working with partners on projects that help tackle some of the biggest challenges posed by climate change, providing our expertise and experience in delivering resilient infrastructure, sustainable procurement and more.

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To mitigate the global impacts of climate change and deliver on the 2030 Agenda, partnership and collaboration are critical. Explore some of the different initiatives we're supporting below.

  • Climate Vulnerable Forum & Vulnerable Twenty Joint Multi-Donor Fund

    We’re proud to support the Climate Vulnerable Forum and Vulnerable Twenty Joint Multi-Donor Fund to help build stronger, climate-resilient and low carbon economies, as our world recovers from this pandemic.

    Read more about the V20 Group

  • NDC Partnership

    Built on the premise of collective action, the NDC Partnership brings  together 117 developed and developing countries and 84 institutional members to create and deliver on ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions that help achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more

  • Water and energy cluster

    To support the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster supports projects in the areas of transboundary water management, integrated water resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and environmental conservation.

    Find out how

  • Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)

    ICAT works to provide policymakers around the world with tools and support to measure and assess the impacts of their climate actions. The initiative, managed by UNOPS, was founded to respond to the critical need to support improved transparency and capacity building under the Paris Agreement.

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  • South East Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP)

    The ETP is a multi-stakeholder platform that aims to accelerate energy transition in Southeast Asia and deliver the Paris Agreement targets on climate change by bringing together government, donors, philanthropies and partner governments.

    Find out more



From the farms of Niger to the peatlands of Indonesia, watch how we’re helping build a more resilient future, together with partners.

  • Protecting Guinea’s forests

    Together with the European Union, we’re supporting Guinea's eco-guards who are on the front line of conservation and protecting the country’s rich biodiversity.

  • Restoring Indonesian peatlands

    Massive fires have put Indonesia’s tropical peatlands at risk. Discover how UNOPS is working with the government of Indonesia to restore them and protect one of nature’s most effective ways of removing carbon.

  • At the water’s edge

    Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have brought the issue of climate change very much to the forefront of the islanders’ minds. With partners, we’re helping them adapt through resilient infrastructure.

  • Better prospects for Niger’s farmers

    Greater support for farmers in Niger is helping to improve food security, boost local economies and make communities more resilient.

  • Building a resilient future

    Never has there been a more critical moment to come together to stand up in the face of climate change. Around the world, we're supporting partners' efforts to build resilience and advance climate action.

  • Inclusive infrastructure for climate action

    Climate change will continue to have extreme impacts on all people, but especially women and marginalized groups. This report explores how infrastructure can help meet people’s needs while responding to the climate crisis. 

  • Building resilience to rising sea levels in Tanzania

    UNOPS is working with the government of Tanzania to help increase the resilience of coastal areas against the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels by building 1000s of metres of sea defence walls.

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