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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Towards a more sustainable and inclusive global economy

Reflecting on ten years of Business Call to Action's mission to promote inclusive and sustainable businesses.  


Talking about climate change: walking the line between hope and despair

How does the UN talk about climate change? Balancing positive and negative news and inspiring people to act.  


Allowing ‘The Lungs of Europe’ to breathe again

Belarus's '10-year challenge' shows a stunning comeback for the country's ancient wetlands.  


A mission to save the world

Now more than ever, global collaboration is essential to tackling the challenges we face to secure a sustainable future.  


Islamic finance for social good

From almsgiving to endowments and interest-free loans, how centuries-old Islamic ways of giving can tackle modern challenges.  


How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

What do the SDGs and the digitalization of the world's financial systems have in common? More than you might think.  


New ways of thinking about climate change

The impact of humans on our planet is now so large that many scientists are declaring a new phase of history.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence; those who peacefully defend their rights should not be persecuted for doing so.  


Blue Economy: a sustainable ocean economic paradigm

A sustainable development that meets the needs of the present and the future, while opening opportunities for new activities as energy  


Accelerating NDC implementation with new partnerships

Required investments for climate actions far exceed those committed by developed countries to developing countries and require significant levels of private finance  


Think globally, act locally

Indigenous peoples and local communities can be an agent for change. UNDP works to bring their voices and knowledge to the main stage  


Ecosystems for peace

Growing fragility of land, water and other ecosystems deepens social vulnerability across the Middle East. Solutions for biodiversity can support crisis prevention and recovery.  


Emerging markets for green solutions

A comprehensive approach to green finance can help combat a variety of strategic issues - from energy, to biodiversity loss and water depletion.  


It's time to take a stand for nature

Wildlife population declined 60% in just over 40 years. It is high time for finance leaders to join the fight to protect nature  

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