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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Think globally, act locally

Indigenous peoples and local communities can be an agent for change. UNDP works to bring their voices and knowledge to the main stage  


Ecosystems for peace

Growing fragility of land, water and other ecosystems deepens social vulnerability across the Middle East. Solutions for biodiversity can support crisis prevention and recovery.  


Emerging markets for green solutions

A comprehensive approach to green finance can help combat a variety of strategic issues - from energy, to biodiversity loss and water depletion.  


It's time to take a stand for nature

Wildlife population declined 60% in just over 40 years. It is high time for finance leaders to join the fight to protect nature  


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


Preventing the next disaster

Coastal communities across 18 countries in the Asia-Pacific region raise preparedness awareness and practice drills  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


Accelerating finance for inclusive, nature-based enterprises

UNDP partners to bridge the gap between available private sector finance and investment-ready projects  


The battle for sustainable development will be won in cities

Cities increasingly centre socio-economic activity against a rising vulnerability to climate risks. What sustainable and resilient cities can look like?  


Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth

The ocean's economic value is estimated to reach US$3 trillion by 2030; but threats to its sustainability are increasing. How to drive sustainable growth and oceans?  


Strengthening global cooperation for the SDGs

Recovery and resilience in the Caribbean and Asia, advancing agricultural development in Africa - through it new International Development Cooperation Agency, China works with UNDP to drive the SDGs.  


Closing the climate finance gaps

Climate-smart business pathways present economic opportunities, but for many developing countries, the cost is great. The GCF helps countries bridge this gap.  


Leaving no-one behind in the search for climate solutions

Vanuatu’s ambitious goal to become climate neutral; taking social impact into account  


Nomads no more

For world leaders gathering this week at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), climate change is a critical issue. Yet away from the noise of New York, on Mongolia’s wind-swept steppe, it is already an…  


We are all “sailing the waves on our own” now

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this year has a focus on migration and displacement. Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the…  

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