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A summer of saving lives - lifeguarding in Gaza

For Gaza’s lifeguards, work is more than a livelihood; it is about providing a safe space for relief – a summer snapshot.  


Forest guardians

In Mexico, a country of megabiodiversity, communities and nature work to preserve each other  


Climate-proofing livelihoods

Leading a change in Zambia, from the countryside in Kalomo - from conservation agriculture to renewable energy  


Think globally, act locally

Indigenous peoples and local communities can be an agent for change. UNDP works to bring their voices and knowledge to the main stage  


From holidays to homecoming

Moldova emigration in search of work is ranked 11th highest globally. Eco-tourism helps create jobs and reunite families  


Harmonious land

Ranching, extreme rainfall and drought have taken their toll on the Azuero Peninsula. A transformation to silvopastoral systems and sustainable practices strengthens both environment and community  


Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Energy efficiency to reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions

Cities across the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia help the country meet its targets under the Paris Agreement  


Piecing together resilient cities

By 2030, 60% of people will make cities their home, coupled with the growing challenges ahead of us, we asked – how should future cities look like?  


The battle for sustainable development will be won in cities

Cities increasingly centre socio-economic activity against a rising vulnerability to climate risks. What sustainable and resilient cities can look like?  

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