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Where the money flows: How data on climate spending is informing better decision-making in Chile

Posted on November 23, 2021

Data is highlighting government efforts to address climate change, and helping identify the gaps, investment priorities, and policies which will allow Chile to address climate change impacts in the years ahead.

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1.5 - The biggest small number

Posted on November 17, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Scientific consensus says we cannot have a healthy planet with a temperature increase higher than 1.5°C (2.7°F). We are already at 1.1°C (2.2°F).

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For a truly circular economy, we need to listen to indigenous voices

Posted on November 12, 2021

As we see circular economy climbing up the political agenda, we must acknowledge that circularity has been a way of life for millennia for Indigenous peoples worldwide. We must ensure they are in the driving seat to help turn NDCs into action.

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Progressive Platforms: Backing Small Island Developing States and least developed countries to meet the climate challenge

Posted on November 12, 2021

Climate change threatens to undo decades of development progress in Small Island Developing States and least developed countries. Their governments and people, however, are standing up.

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To win the battle against climate change, we have to start thinking long term

Posted on September 28, 2021

Long-term Low Emission Development Strategies' (LTSs) can help ensure countries climate pledges don't lose political impetus or priority over time.

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Guatemala’s Revised NDC Aims to be More Robust and Inclusive

Posted on September 16, 2021

The revised NDC includes targets for sectors like Forest Resources and Ecosystems and Protected Areas, and integrates gender and inclusion of indigenous peoples.

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Pakistani young people have their say on climate

Posted on August 16, 2021

Pakistanis face extreme challenges such as melting glaciers, more floods and drought, decreases in crop yield and greater air pollution. Now, a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Climate Change, Viamo and UNDP, has shed new light on young people's views and perceptions of climate change.

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"The world is finally willing to hear Indigenous voices – and I’m here to speak up"

Posted on August 9, 2021

When you think of solutions to the climate crisis, you may think of modern technologies, like solar and wind energy; but Indigenous communities have been leading on and perfecting natural solutions for centuries. Archana Soreng talks about her journey in climate actvism, her perspective on the climate crisis, and why Indigenous voices need to be heard.

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Four small islands on the frontline of climate change

Posted on June 8, 2021

📷 In Pictures: Small islands sit on the front line against climate change. Despite their relatively low emissions, they stand to lose most. From Jamaica to Mauritius, see how UNDP is supporting small islands taking the lead with their climate action.

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With ambitious climate goals, Iraq sets itself on a new path

Posted on May 10, 2021

📷 In Pictures: As Iraq grapples with the scars of war, economic shocks, and impacts of the pandemic, Climate Change looms on the horizon. But with support from the UNDP, the government of Iraq is setting bold climate goals and charting a more sustainable future.

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"I just want to do things without thinking the world is ending"

Posted on April 22, 2021

Meet Paloma Costa. This Brazilian climate activist, lawyer, and member of the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change is gently shaking the world with her passion for climate justice.

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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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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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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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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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Quality Assurance Checklist for LTSs

The checklist aims to support governments, civil society and other stakeholders during the design, review and revision of Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Development Strategies (LTSs).

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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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Scientific consensus says we cannot have a healthy planet with a temperature increase higher than 1.5°C (2.7°F). We are already at 1.1°C (2.2°F).

Posted on November 26, 2021

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Data is highlighting government efforts to address climate change, and helping identify the gaps, investment priorities, and policies which will allow Chile to address climate change impacts in the years ahead.

Posted on November 23, 2021

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As we see circular economy climbing up the political agenda, we must acknowledge that circularity has been a way of life for millennia for Indigenous peoples worldwide. We must ensure they are in the driving seat to help turn NDCs into action.

Posted on November 12, 2021

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Climate change threatens to undo decades of development progress in Small Island Developing States and least developed countries. Their governments and people, however, are standing up.

Posted on November 12, 2021

 

Resources

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This study analyses the impacts of Nigeria’s climate policies on employment, GDP and emissions in keepingwith revised national determined contributions (NDCs).

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The purpose of this study is to assess the social, employment and economic impacts of Zimbabwe’s climate policies.

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This quality assurance checklist aims to support governments, civil society and other stakeholders during the design, review and revision of Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Development…

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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…