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Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

UNDP announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone" to support the parts of the region…  

Samoa kicks off climate adaptation project to benefit 1 in 3 citizens facing flood risk

The Government of Samoa, with the support of UNDP and Green Climate Fund, has launched a new climate change adaptation project that will benefit nearly 30 percent of the population. Led by the…  

Drones for social good

The Maldives, lowest lying country in the world formed by a chain of 1,200 island, is home to nearly 400.000 people. It also faces the threat of extinction due to climate change. To mitigate risks,…  

Return of Colombia's wetlands

Climate change makes wetlands especially vulnerable to flood and drought. Colombia races to heal a vital ecosystem, thanks to forgotten native seeds more resistant to erratic rainfalls and high…  

Waves of action

Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean acidification are endangering our oceans' health. The cost is at once economic, social and environmental.  

How to save Mozambique from disasters

Titus Kuuyuor advises the government of Mozambique on how to manage the risks of disasters, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change.  

Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

Daw Mi Mi Htun, of the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar, used to think that the main responsibility of RRD revolved around responding to disasters and…  


Disaster Risk Reduction

Early recovery in Haiti: Localize the relief effort to avoid the aid dependency trap

Exactly one month ago, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti. More than 1.4 million people still need assistance; more than 140,000 people have been displaced and in some areas crops were…  

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