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.
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. We need urgent action, new partnerships and ambitious ideas.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, “a code red for humanity.”
We believe infrastructure is central to addressing climate change and is key to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. The infrastructure decisions made today will impact generations to come because it’s built to last. But without radical change to how infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed, we will not achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
As countries begin to plan for a post-COVID-19 recovery, we have a unique opportunity to make the right infrastructure decisions. Across the globe, UNOPS is supporting governments and partners to plan for a low-emission, resilient world – by changing the way infrastructure is planned, driving climate-conscious public procurement models, mobilizing financing and helping to build a future that is more sustainable nor inclusive for all.
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We live in a unique time facing a unique set of challenges, from a pandemic with devastating consequences, to the existential threat of a changing climate. Our experience shows if we are to survive and thrive, it is important to act together.
On the ground
On the ground
Research conducted by the University of Oxford and UNOPS has found that infrastructure projects affect 92 per cent of targets across all the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more.
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.
We face an uncertain future, impacted by a changing climate and pandemics, but we have a unique opportunity to get it right, if we act now.
10 ways we’re helping build resilience to climate change around the world
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.