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Asia-Pacific’s YECAP provides young people a set of tools to help tackle the climate crisis

The Youth Empowerment in Climate Actions Platform is working to elevate the voices of youth across the Region  


UNDP's Climate Promise in Action in Asia and the Pacific

Globally, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading the way on climate ambition.  


Alluvione: Girl power to combat floods in Indonesia

All-Women Team at Hackathon Fest 2021 Develops a Solution to Help Safeguard Vulnerable Communities from Future Flooding  


UNDP and the Japan Bosai Platform work together to Accelerate Digitalization in Disaster Risk Reduction for Vulnerable Groups

Under the DX4Resilience project funded by the Government of Japan, UNDP, in partnership with the Japan Bosai Platform (JBP), launched a joint initiative to boost vulnerable groups’ resilience to…  


Climate Change Melts Ice On the World’s Highest Mountains and Puts Two Billion People Downstream at Risk

Asia’s Hindu Kush-Himalayan mountain ranges could lose up to two thirds of its ice by 2100, causing water and food shortages for over two billion people in the downstream river basins of South and…  


Cambodia COVID-19 and Social Protection – Responses and Lessons Learned

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a virtual high-level, regional discussion on key lessons learned from Cambodia’s COVID-19 social protection measures to support the poor and…  


InaRISK Hackathon Fest 2021

The hackathon is a call for innovative ideas to improve Indonesia's disaster platform.  


From Disaster to Opportunity: How Japan is leading tsunami preparedness in Asia and the Pacific

Experience is inevitable to make us better. 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, we look back on what we learned from the disaster.  


Barriers and challenges can be your best friends – the story of Tawhida Shiropa

When Tawhida Shiropa came to Dhaka from a small town in Northern Bangladesh, she had nothing with her but her ambition to do something big, something great. It was not an easy journey. But with the…  


World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency,…  

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