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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…  


Financing the response to climate change - we all need to play our part.

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment…this is the absolute priority.” UN Secretary General  


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.  


Accelerating finance for inclusive, nature-based enterprises

UNDP partners to bridge the gap between available private sector finance and investment-ready projects  


UNDP Thematic Trust Funds - 2016 Annual Report

Report highlights approaches and results achieved in addressing development challenges at local, national, regional and global levels under the UNDP Thematic Trust Funds.  


International Conservation Caucus Foundation

Remarks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation  


Gender and Climate Change

UNDP presents updated versions of 12 training modules and issue briefs on gender dimensions of climate change covering a range of themes and sectors.  


The pros and cons of ethical debt instruments

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…  


Financing the SDGs in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward

UNDP’s report explores what financing for development currently looks like in the Pacific and analyzes the steps countries have already taken to mobilize different sources of development finance and…  


Gender and climate finance

There is now an increasing appreciation of the role of energy as a conduit for redressing historic gender inequities.  

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