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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…  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


Building climate resilient food systems

Food habits are changing, our population is growing, and – owing to human-induced climate change – development gains will be hindered.  


Preventing waste, a recipe for food security

One of the first lessons we learned as kids was not to throw away food. Our family comes from a humble place. Our childhood includes stories of immigration, poverty and discrimination. Our parents’…  


Empowering local communities to change the future of migration

In the drylands of northern Ethiopia, climate change is a formidable foe to the communities who make their home across the rugged landscape. In one such community, known as Abrha Weatsbha, the…  


A recipe to end hunger: Food policies that adapt to climate change

In our age of conspicuous consumption and excess, it frightens us to know that one out of nine people ¬– or 815 million children, women and men – remain chronically undernourished. And according to…  


Investing in Innovative Nature-Based Solutions

Keynote remarks at the Science for Nature and People Partnership “Investing in Innovative Nature-Based Solutions to Achieve SDSs”  


North-east Nigeria

The Boko Haram insurgency over the last seven years has victimized an already vulnerable population in northeast Nigeria. Over 5 million people are food insecure and nearly 2 million people are…  


Water and ocean governance


Feeding a family, nourishing a community

1 out of 2 children in Guatemala suffers from malnutrition. A new initiative is working with local farmers to change that.  

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