The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.
The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency… Read more
Did you know Indonesia is the second most generous country in the world, with a whopping 79 percent of people having donated funds in the last month?
Together with domestic private investment, which… Read more
Marking the coming of the fourth industrial revolution, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating every major industry from healthcare to transportation, education, finance and insurance. Read more
UNDP's Biodiversity Finance Initiative has partnered with the Social Venture Exchange Mexico (SVX) to explore opportunities for impact investing in nature-related projects and ventures in Mexico. The… Read more
One way to mobilize more domestic public resources for sustainable development is increasing government tax collection. However, a huge roadblock in that direction is large scale tax avoidance. Read more
The Middle East is known for being the world’s oil capital, but did you know that it also has the world’s highest levels of solar radiation? Harnessing the region’s solar potential could help move the… Read more
Last month, hurricanes Maria and Irma laid waste to the Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin and many more. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of… Read more
In May, the World Bank issued the world’s first bond linked explicitly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Labelling them “SDG bonds”, the bank raised 163 million euros from institutional… Read more
The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has not only disrupted everyday life in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk but also led to staggering unemployment. Out of 23 major enterprises in Luhansk region,… Read more
After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco. Marrakesh will host the 2016 climate summit, COP22, which has been… Read more