The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), identified 18 villages in the area to carry out community-based projects aimed at conserving biodiversity and improving local people’s livelihoods.
Going to school was never a real possibility for the children in the Bangladesh village of Alutila, a remote hamlet that houses a smattering of villages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. With the UNDP-EU support 300 community-run schools and 700 teachers are improving enrollment and attendance rates in the CHT.
It is estimated that US$16 trillion is required to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This is money that will help to put countries on a low carbon path. Where this money will come from, however, has long been a source of debate. Yet, it seems that we may finally be putting in place the instruments we need to finance our low carbon future.