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20 02 2021 | 07:17

Climate Adaptation and the promise to leave no-one behind.

Learn how UNDP’s climate adaptation work supports each of the 17 SDGs across Asia and the Pacific in this inspiring

19 10 2020 | 08:30

Africa lines up partners and leads the region in accelerating climate adaptation.

European Union, African Union Commission, The AAI Chair from the Gabonese Republic, UNDP and other partners voice strong commitment to drive enhanced knowledge to scale-up climate change adaptation…

19 10 2020 | 07:47

International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction - High-Tech Solutions Build Resilience in Malawi

INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE Participatory climate services, advanced lightning detection, solar-powered weather stations and other advanced technologies are saving lives and building resilience in…

30 09 2020 | 09:34

World Leaders Pledge at the ‘Nature for Life Hub’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

NEW YORK, Sept 28 – More than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers committed to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub, Day 3 —  the Global Ambition Day. With signatories…

07 06 2020 | 11:31

Global Environment Facility approves US$8.9 million in funding for new coastal resilience project in Liberia.

UNDP-supported project benefits 80,000 coastal residents in Sinoe County to build climate resilient livelihoods, and protect communities from sea level rise and other life-threatening climate change…

07 06 2020 | 10:22

Global Environment Facility approves US$4.5 million grant for five-year climate-resilient water project in Haiti.

UNDP-supported project will ensure access to safe drinking water for 90,000 Haitians, protect vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change and prevent the spread of disease 3 June 2020…

02 06 2020 | 08:10

The growing urgency of shifting to a low carbon economy.

We have just 10 years left to meet the 2030 Agenda and avert the worst effects of climate change. In many cases, the costs of ignoring the rules of science were laid bare by the coronavirus COVID-19…

25 04 2020 | 13:49

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

NATURE FIRST Following Mother Nature’s lead through ecosystem-based adaptation

04 04 2020 | 13:15

Good Health and Well-being.

We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said is “attacking societies at their core, claiming…

01 04 2020 | 10:08

Developing a global 'immune response' to 21st century challenges.

Tackling social and environmental challenges in a deeply interconnected world requires a new way of working. A recent simulation hosted by Johns Hopkins University found that a ‘moderately…

31 03 2020 | 10:48

INFORMATION IS POWER - Climate services reach 10.2 million people.

UNDP-supported climate information and early warning systems projects have reached 10.2 million people in the past 12 years. As we celebrate World Meteorological Day we explore the power of…

26 03 2020 | 08:43

Don’t Wash Your Hands of the Problem.

The most repeated public health advice since the outbreak of the New Coronavirus has been “wash your hands thoroughly with soap”. Most governments who have decided to close down schools have done so…

20 03 2020 | 07:10

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’.

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’

20 03 2020 | 07:05

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam.

Green Climate Fund approves US$30.2 million towards climate-resilient development in Viet Nam UNDP-supported project to increase water security and enhance livelihoods for half a million smallholder…

12 03 2020 | 07:32

Funding a fairer energy transition.

The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) launched last September to fast-track renewable energy investments in developing countries.

27 02 2020 | 07:49

UNDP Photo Essay - Cultivating Resilience in Costa Rica.

LIFE LESSONS Cultivating resilience in Costa Rica

17 02 2020 | 10:29

UN uses video game to carry our 'world's biggest' climate change survey.

Mission 1.5 campaign designed to give 20 million people their say on the best means for governments to tackle climate change A video game designed to capture the views of 20 million people on how to…

03 10 2019 | 14:14

Putting their faith in renewable energy.

Religious organisations have been leading the exodus from fossil-fuel investments. Now, convinced by the economic case and with pressure to act on the growing climate emergency, they are proactively…

15 07 2019 | 15:27

Getting the 2030 Agenda back on track.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, universally adopted in 2015, is a plan to create a better and more sustainable future for all in just 15 years, through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (…

12 07 2019 | 13:37

The world must go faster and farther to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, new report says.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report shows that climate change and inequality threaten the achievement of Agenda 2030. New York, NY (July 9, 2019) –The world needs to redouble its efforts to…