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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.


Discovering viable alternatives to plastic straws

Cambodia's Accelerator Lab is on the hunt for a non-polluting alternative.  


Connecting the bond market to social impact

How green bonds can address climate change.  


Put more eyes on the Goals

What we can do, in the ten years left, to promote the ambitious aims of the Sustainable Development Goals?  


Making migration work for sustainable development

Sharing ideas for effective partnerships and collective action to find integrated development solutions to migration challenges.  


“Our future is at stake.”

During Australia's catastrophic bush fires, UNDP Ocean Advocate Cody Simpson makes an impassioned plea for climate action.  


What's happening to the middle class in Eastern Europe?

A look at the trends in income disparity since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  


Frugal innovation offers an opportunity to democratize electricity

How a remote Vanuatu island is revolutionizing solar energy.  


Nurturing the next generation of sustainable leaders

Two programmes that are addressing some of the challenges we face in achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda.  


Four ways to act NOW

Ending gender violence is a human rights imperative and critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda.  


Climate leadership in one of the most challenging corners of the world

What the Arab States are doing to create a sustainable future.  


How can we all hear that the world is on fire?

How UNDP's Green Commodities Programme builds safe spaces to tackle climate change.  


How to address a shrinking population

Tackling a multi-faceted development challenge.  


Taking a lead role in defining impact

Planning the future of development finance.  


Nigeria must lead on climate change

That climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today is no longer in doubt.  


Using 'The Matrix' to feel climate change

Studies indicate that being able to experience the impact of climate change allows people to connect emotionally and make them more likely to act on.  

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