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Leaving no-one behind in the search for climate solutions

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


Transforming agriculture in Africa is key to a more peaceful world

As we embark on the great global endeavor to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees and end poverty and hunger by 2030, we hope that our leaders will remember that the people of Africa matter.  


Innovative Partnerships for SDG Financing

Roundtable on Localizing the Implementation of the SDGs  


Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region

Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes…  


Indonesia’s green sukuk

Climate Change is the defining challenge of our time. The current and projected impacts of climate change are already changing the lives of entire populations and threatening to reverse human…  


UNDP Chief says clock ticking on climate action

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner joined the chorus for climate change action following the release of a UN report that delivers a warning on warming temperatures.  


Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future

Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has…  


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…  


Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) High-Level Partners Roundtable

AAI High-Level Partners Roundtable  


From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria.  

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