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How can small islands reimagine tourism for a green recovery

The global travel ban has decimated many countries' economies.  


Beach Cleanup: Surveying marine pollution on Timor Leste's south coast

A UNDP study of the sources and distribution of marine pollution during August and September found that the south coast was Timor Leste's most vulnerable area to the impacts of climate change and…  


Conservation communities around the world need support now to prevent the loss of our wildlife

The world’s national parks have suffered tremendously from the loss of income due to COVID-19.  


UNDP launches Ocean Innovation Challenge

UNDP launches a new call to action— Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG 14 targets. The OIC seeks innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge…  


Demand is high for investment in biodiversity, but finance gaps remain

Representatives from across Europe, Asia and Pacific are encouraging increased investment in nature from both the public and private sectors, with emerging data revealing that significant finance gaps…  


UNDP unveils nationwide campaign to combat single-use plastics, with partners Plan B Media and Dentsu Thailand

An advocacy video urging consumers to adopt alternatives to plastic bags and disposable cups and straws went live on more than 300 digital billboards across the country on August 23, including…  


Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in India's Gujarat state

Pastoralists from Kachchh walk great distances in search of grazing lands for their sheep in Gujarat, even as pastures disappear or become inaccessible, and climate patterns get ever more erratic  


Call for Nominations: Equator Prize 2019

This worldwide outreach effort aims to identify exceptional local solutions for climate, people, and planet. Nominations are open through 26 February 2019.  


New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is left behind in ASEAN

While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached,…  


ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication

Building on two previous symposiums, the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the SDGs and Realising Poverty Eradication will promote implementation of the SDGs in ASEAN in the context of…  

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