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Exceeding expectations in Katowice

When ministers concluded negotiations on Sunday morning, 30 hours beyond the allotted time frame, a final deal on climate action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice,…  


Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  


Post-Disaster Needs Assessment - Kerala

The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment for Kerala, India uses the global methodology developed by the UN, the World Bank and the European Union to assess damage and loss in the wake of disaster and to…  


Media Advisory: First Ever Investment COP Calls for Increased Private Sector Engagement for Climate Action

The two-day Investment COP will kick off on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, at the Vienna House Easy Angelo hotel in Katowice, Poland.  


Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation

Insurance and infrastructure generally rank toward the very bottom of the list of fun and interesting things people like talking about. Beaches and coral reefs, on the other hand, are more engaging…  


The SDGs are what the world needs. Will they be what the world gets?

The 2030 Agenda is the only common framework that governments, international organizations, civil society and local authorities have to coordinate planning, financing and on-the-ground development,…  


Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans

Integrating climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors.  


Why I became a disaster expert

30 years ago, a powerful earthquake ripped through Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead and 500,000 homeless. Our disaster expert Armen Grigoryan recalls the tragedy that changed the course of his life.  


Immediate action is needed to step up climate adaptation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at…  


How can we ensure environmental integrity for green bonds?

Lately, much attention has been directed towards green bonds and how these instruments can ease the challenge of funding countries’ climate action plans.  

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