UNDP is the United Nations global network of development initiatives. The agency focuses on helping countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It has programs in over 100 countries spanning lots of ‘areas of action’ including poverty reduction, democratic governance and crisis prevention.
Climate change overlaps with many of these areas of action. So UNDP formed a special team for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCDRR) to study the effects of climate change on development. The special team then proposes solutions to make countries more resilient based on research findings.