The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Advancing climate action. Building resilience.
To tackle the climate emergency and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, urgent and ambitious climate action is required.
At an accelerated rate, climate change is impacting communities in every country, across every continent. From rising sea levels and extreme weather events, to energy, food and water insecurity – the consequences are clear, and they are tragic.
Developing countries and vulnerable populations who are on the front lines of climate change need support. Yet global efforts to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development are falling short.
UNOPS is committed to providing practical solutions to help countries combat climate change, through our expertise in infrastructure, procurement and project management services.
We believe infrastructure is at the heart of building a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future, and is key to ensuring access to clean and affordable energy to all.
While sustainable supply chains can help protect natural resources and limit environmental impacts, the sheer scale and volume of public procurement spending makes it a powerful catalyst for advancing climate action
Across the globe, we are committed to supporting mitigation and adaptation efforts, and as efforts continue to scale up development and climate finance, we are committed to supporting countries to implement and operationalize the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
There is a significant implementation gap that we must bridge to respond to the immense needs brought on by the climate emergency. The time to react and adapt is now.
The UN Secretary General has made it clear: urgent and ambitious climate action is needed to secure a liveable future for all. At UNOPS, we are committed to working as part of the UN system to reignite progress on the SDGs and on climate mitigation and adaptation, facilitate the clean energy transition, and deliver meaningful actions for people and the planet.
Latest news and stories from UNOPS
In collaboration with partners – including academia, subject matter experts and thought leaders – UNOPS publications and research offer insights and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing climate challenges.
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.
Explore our work
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.
From the peatlands of Indonesia to the shorelines of Tanzania, watch how we’re helping build a more resilient future, together with partners.
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.
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 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.
Responding to climate change in Africa
From Ghana to Zimbabwe, we’re supporting countries across Africa to respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
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.
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.