Bangladesh counters climate change while improving livelihoodsSep 18, 2013Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the 150 million citizens in Bangladesh. Learn how innovative coastal plantation programme for the affected communities works to counter effects of sea level rise, while maintaining the sensitive ecosystem and creating economic opportunities for coastal communities.
In Nepal, a simple solution brings light to rural communitiesJun 24, 2014Access to electricity has really changed our lives,” says Kunja Maya Tamang, 40, who lives in Nepal. “We don’t have to depend on daylight to finish our household chores. My kids can study even in the night. Our income has also increased with improved crop yields.”
Marshall Islands | Protecting drinking water from drought and sea level riseJun 5, 2014In 2013, the Marshall Islands suffered an extreme drought that threatened drinking water and crops. 20 per cent of the population was affected. With support from UNDP, the government has improved rainwater collection in the capital city of Majuro and installed solar-powered water purifiers in more remote areas. The reservoir project has increased Majuro’s freshwater stores, which can now last the city 3-4 months in an emergency.
Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia embracing green growthOct 16, 2013Cooking is essential–and what you cook with, too. In Cambodia, women entrepreneurs are taking up cookstove production, making hundreds of improved cookstoves every month, reducing their wood consumption and increasing their income.