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Closing the green finance gap

Climate finance has emerged as one of the greatest opportunities for Arab states to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


Wetlands give life

Uganda's wetlands are the jewels in the country's ecosystem. Preserving them is critically important.  


Peace of mind in the path of storms

Viet Nam is one of the top ten countries most affected by climate change. It has had more frequent and unpredictable extreme weather in recent years, with disastrous and often deadly consequences.  


People-powered climate adaptation

In Nepal warmer temperatures are filling lakes with glacial water, which is endangering thousands of people.  


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.  


Jamaica's 'Jurassic Park' moment

In 1990, Edwin Duffus, a pig hunter, walked into the Hope Zoo in Kingston, Jamaica and handed over a large lizard his dog had retrieved while hunting in Hellshire Hills.  


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.  

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