Fast Facts

  • Fast Facts: Waste ManagementFast Facts: Waste ManagementOct 1, 2011
    The inadequate management of chemicals and waste can pose serious threats to human health and the environment and undermine economic and social development. At greatest risk are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

  • Fast Facts: Integrating environment into development planningFast Facts: Integrating environment into development planningMay 9, 2012
    In order to preserve the full range of natural ecosystems required for human well-being, environment objectives must be embedded in policies that influence human activities, including the key productive sectors of the economy, as well as national development planning frameworks and budgets, institutions, governance, and market-based mechanisms. This ‘mainstreaming’ of environment is crucial for effective action to promote development that is sustainable and climate-resilient.

  • Fast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeFast Facts: Ozone and Climate ChangeMar 14, 2012
    The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement that aims to protect the earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). UNDP provides technical and policy advisory services, supports capacity-building, technology transfer, technical assistance and training, helping countries make progress towards a low carbon economy.

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