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UNDP and El Niño

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Addressing climate variability and change through no-regrets actions for resilience

El Niño refers to a warming of the central and eastern Pacific every three to seven years, which affects trade winds, in turn affecting the atmosphere and weather patterns.

UNDP works with partners and takes a country-driven, integrated approach covering all sectors affected by El Niño, promoting holistic interventions that address interrelated causes of risk and vulnerabilities. Investment in development and long-term resilience is a down payment and prevention strategy for humanitarian crises. At the same time, response activities that take a resilience-based approach facilitate sustainable recovery. UNDP's support to El Niño includes disaster risk reduction, climate risk management, crisis response, and recovery.