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A tidal wave of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.  


Over $80 million approved for climate initiatives in three countries

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new climate change adaptation project proposals developed through interagency partnerships led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its…  


Call for Applications for 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018…  


Global Vision, Urban Action: New York City's commitment to localizing the SDGs

New York City municipality invited UNDP for a study visit to understand actions to meet the environmental sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda.  


Pathway to Paris: Joan Baez to join Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and more in climate action concert

Another music legend has joined the line-up for November’s historic Pathway to Paris concert for climate action in New York. Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform along with Patti…  


United for a clean city

Gregoria Cruz does not pick up waste, she recycles it. Today, many women like Gregoria have abandoned the landfills in Arequipa - Peru's second largest city - to demonstrate that recycling and waste…  


Small island, big results

Partnerships between scientists, local authorities and the community are showing promising results in protecting the Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem in the north of Cuba.  


Working together for sustainable palm oil

Heated debates have surrounded the palm oil sector in Indonesia and its access to export markets, including the European Union. The issue is crucial for Indonesia as the world’s largest palm oil…  



Chefs Roca Brothers team up with Shakira and other celebrity advocates at the World Economic Forum

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and acclaimed master chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, known as the Roca Brothers, presented a new chocolate creation to raise awareness of food waste and hunger during a…  

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