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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…  


The results are in

5 things we’ve learned about making progress on environmental objectives while addressing gender equality... We know that advancing gender equality is one of the systems changes needed to achieve…  


Low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved…  


Nature for Life

At the High-Level Political Forum, the formal proceedings are instructive, but it is in the side events and hallway conversations where observers can take the pulse of broader global trends.  


Nitrogen – ocean plastics pollution’s forgotten neighbour

Tremendous – and deserved - attention has been paid for the last few years to the scourge of ocean plastics pollution, which we now know reaches the farthest depths of the ocean and can have impacts…  


Sound management of chemicals and their waste is vital for sustainable development

Chemicals are a part of our modern society, and each day we use various chemical-based products to make our lives more comfortable and productive.  


The Lion’s Share – a simple way to make a powerful difference for animals, wildlife and habitats

Have you noticed how often animals appear in ads? Every year, brands use images of animals in their advertising and marketing to make billions of dollars in revenue.  


Buzzing with life

There are many ways bees help the environment and enrich human life. But did you know these little insects are also powerful partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?  


UNDP, NGOs target increased action by governments, business on land sector to address climate change

On the first day of the Ministerial Climate Change (MOCA) Summit, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five not-for-profits launched an initiative calling for concerted action to…  


2017 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report

In this 10th annual performance report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, we show how investments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—on affordable and clean energy (7), climate…  

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