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Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth

The ocean's economic value is estimated to reach US$3 trillion by 2030; but threats to its sustainability are increasing. How to drive sustainable growth and oceans?  


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…  


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…  


Container deposit laws: A winner for preventing ocean plastics pollution

Today is World Oceans Day – a day when people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all.  


Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital

Half the world's population lives within 60 km of the coast - a coast that is under constant and growing threat. Rising sea levels, ever-more-likely and severe storms and cyclones, and increased…  


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.  


Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017

The Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017 provides an overview of the achievements in 2017 and results of the first CBi Annual Survey.  


3 lessons from a small innovative centre supporting big ocean states

I love working for islands, and not just because of their nature, people and weather. Islands are the canaries in the coal mine for how we treat our planet. They are not responsible for climate…  


Celebrating optimism on Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April since 1970. This international day reminds us about the interdependence between natural ecosystems and human life. It is a celebration of Earth’s biodiversity and…  


UNDP-GEF International Waters Portfolio

UNDP-GEF facilitating regional and national governance reforms towards sustainable, integrated management of multi-country freshwater and marine systems.  

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