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Looking to nature to best fight climate change

Nature-based solutions, offer huge, simple, and cost-effective opportunities.  


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.  


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,…  


As the 2004 tsunami remains only in memory, Thailand scales up school preparedness

Exactly 16 years ago on what began as a regular Sunday morning, Ban Bangak school, in beautiful Phang Nga province in Thailand, was quiet. The students were at home and some teachers were marking a…  


Green Climate Fund invests $23.1 million towards building the climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities

UNDP-supported project to benefit close to one million vulnerable people in a nation where climate change is threatening natural resources and fragile ecosystems  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  


Remarks by UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific and Director of Bangkok Regional Hub, Christophe Bahuet at the 2020 Intl. Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

"This year’s IDDRR day is unique – first and very obviously because it takes place within the context of the COVID-19 disaster" - Read the full speech of Christophe Bahuet on the occasion of the 2020…  


DX4Resilience

UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Japan, is undertaking a new project, DX4Resilience to strengthen disaster risk reduction and recovery by improving digitalization of disaster data through…  


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