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Restoring our Lands and Forests, Securing our Future

Keynote speech at HLPF side event on “Landscape Restoration for Food Security & Climate Adaptation”  


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…  


Celebrating invisible, indivisible nature

On 5 June, we mark World Environment Day. We often observe such international days to shine a spotlight on that which might otherwise remain invisible, and this is the case with nature.  


The answer is in nature

What do people and trees have in common? They’re complex life systems, engineered by nature. And each is ultimately reliant on the other to secure life-sustaining H2O.  


Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

International Day of Forests celebrates the many ways in which forests sustain and protect us. The following day is World Water Day, where we explore global water challenges and solutions.  


Nature-Based Solutions for Water

This report demonstrates how nature‐based solutions offer a vital means to address many of the world’s water challenges while delivering benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development.  


Mexico shows opportunities for impact investment in nature

UNDP's Biodiversity Finance Initiative has partnered with the Social Venture Exchange Mexico (SVX) to explore opportunities for impact investing in nature-related projects and ventures in Mexico. The…  


Launch of National REDD+ Strategies for Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda

COP 23, Bonn, Germany  


Global platform for New York Declaration on Forests launched

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces the launch of a Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (“NYDF Platform”), at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.…  

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