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The case for a green economy

Posted on April 5, 2021

As countries develop revised national climate pledges, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Fortunately, it’s possible to address all three at once, through a just transition to a green economy.

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How UNDP is supporting countries world-wide to beat the water crisis

Posted on March 22, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Around the world some 2.2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water. UNDP is working with governments and communities worldwide to achieve equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

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Peoples' Climate Vote results out now

50 countries. 17 languages. 1.2 million people. UNDP has just conducted the largest survey of public opinion on climate change in history. The results are in: people believe the world is in a state of climate emergency.

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20 Insights on NDCs in 2020

Posted on December 12, 2020

It was a landmark agreement in which parties agreed to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The stakes are high, but we have reasons for optimism. Here are the top 20 insights on NDCs in 2020.

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Climate smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

Posted on December 7, 2020

Water plays a key role in supporting countries’ proposed emission reduction measures. Actions on nature-based solutions, water efficiency and wastewater treatment can boost carbon sequestration and replenish water resources. Conversely, some climate actions such as renewables through biofuels may negatively impact water resources.

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UN launches e-learning tool for people to learn about climate policy

Posted on November 30, 2020

With Mission 1.5 In Action, you can learn more about what governments can do to address climate change. Hosted at mission1point5learn.org, it provides easy-to-understand explanations for 54 of the most important policies governments can enact to address global warming.  

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Events

Financing the Race to Zero webinar

‍Finance is about to undergo a major transformation in the next decade as capital needs to be reallocated to stabilize Earth’s climate. This virtual event brings together transformers, disruptors and enablers to focus on how to finance The Race to Zero. It's free to register and takes place on April 22 at 2pm CEST.

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Launching UNDP’s NDC Revision Quality Assurance Checklist

As part of the Climate Promise, UNDP is producing a number of tools and resources to support countries in revising their NDCs. Among these, we have developed a Quality Assurance Checklist for revising NDCs.

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Quality Assurance Checklist for Revising NDCs

The quality assurance checklist is designed to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to reflect on the revision processes and outcomes of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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Advancing the Paris Agreement through Cooperative Approaches - Case Study

This case study takes a deep dive into the Ghana-Switzerland example, to see the impact cooperative approaches can have on sustainable development, and how UNDP can play a vital role in facilitating these approaches.

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News and ideas

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As countries develop revised national climate pledges, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Fortunately, it’s possible to address all three at once, through a just transition to a green economy.

Posted on April 7, 2021

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Around the world some 2.2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water. UNDP is working with governments and communities worldwide to achieve equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

Posted on March 22, 2021

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Climate financing not only needs to be scaled up, but also to be targeted in a different manner. Only a fraction of climate finance goes to adaptation. And while nearly half of this targets a major adaptation priority—water—it still fails to reach the poorest.

Posted on March 4, 2021

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People around the world are more engaged on climate change than ever before. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak we saw huge marches, protests, and coalitions on every single continent. The message of these movements is clear: We must do something. But how do we translate ‘do something’ into tangible policy advice for world leaders?

Posted on February 19, 2021

 

Resources

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This metabolic analysis report is the result of a comprehensive analysis of resource flows and their impact on the quality of natural assets in The Gambia. The analysis served as the basis for a…

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The Bhutan Gender Analysis explores the gender differentiated impacts of climate change by looking at gender inequalities between gender groups, in relation to their access to resources,…

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In Lao PDR, the remote villages of Kobong and Thapaiban are far from any national electricity supply and, thus, live mostly in the dark. This makes them ideal candidates for a new approach to…

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Kenya undertook an in-depth Gender Analysis to ensure that gender responsive actions are identified, planned, budgeted for and implemented as part of mainstreaming gender into Kenya’s NDC.

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Trinidad and Tobago undertook a Gender Analysis to analyze the local context to identify gender issues and opportunities that will support the mainstreaming of gender into climate action.…

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Lebanon is seeking to improve the gender responsiveness of its climate policies and climate action through the NDC revision and implementation process. To support this, a Gender Analysis was carried…