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With billions of people across the globe in lockdown to stem the flow of COVID-19, the world is in the midst of an acute public health crisis and the largest economic shock of a generation.

Posted on April 17, 2020

Plan of action to fight climate change in Azerbaijan

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

Posted on December 4, 2019

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The off-grid island of Lelepa in the Republic of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean, has just started trialing a modular energy solution called ‘Power Blox’. Power cubes with a modular design and grid-connectivity, much like blocks of Lego, allow for expansion and growth of the grid over time and at the pace needed by the rural community, while delivering all the other benefits that come with renewable energy, largely through improving livelihoods without damaging the environment.

Posted on December 3, 2019

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By keeping a minimum of 60 percent forest cover, Bhutan's forests cancel out a proportion of its emissions. This is done through carbon sequestration, where plants suck up carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Nearly all the NDCs include a target to reduce CO2 emissions by a certain amount over a given time.

Posted on November 20, 2019

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An OpEd by Mohamed Yahya, UNDP Resident Representative, on Nigeria's climate action and NDC.

Posted on October 1, 2019