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“This village needed this project, and it arrived in the right moment.”

Restoring mangroves and communities on Cuba's coast.  


COVID-19 is a call to re-write the contract between people and planet

SDG Integration is how we can make it happen.  


In a region with no COVID-19 cases, the pain is still felt

A tiny corner of the South Pacific struggles with the massive economic fallout of COVID-19.  


Call for Online Volunteers: Join the 'Young Environmental Journalists'

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch the second phase of the ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ campaign, to address environmental and…  


UN entities and private sector join forces to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions

A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GIA…  


The ocean and COVID-19

As we celebrate World Ocean Day, it is timely to reflect on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Global institutions unite for a green and fair COVID recovery

On World Environment Day, 5th June 2020, global institutions working on development, labour and environment have united around key actions for spurring a green, just and transformative recovery.  


Equator Prize winners inspire indigenous and innovative ways of coexisting with nature

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announce the winners of the 11th Equator Prize to recognize 10 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations…  


Seychelles dramatically expands its protected ocean

A major portion of its natural world will be significantly safeguarded to encourage sustainable development and fight climate change.  


On Earth Day, harnessing the power of nature to heal herself

How nations are protecting people from interconnected global crises.  

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