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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.  


Sri Lanka: Making Civil Society Inclusion in REDD+ Count for Women

In order for REDD+ to be successful, civil society must be involved as direct partners. REDD+ comes with benefits and risks to communities and indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations act…  


Papua New Guinea: Ensuring Women Have a Say - Putting Gender at the Heart of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Madang’s rugged and verdantly forested landscape, which holds some of the country’s highest peaks, makes it one of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) most striking provinces. This geographic diversity is…  


Cambodia: Changing Institutional Culture through a National-level Gender Group

In Cambodia, forestry is perceived as a male domain, while broader patriarchal attitudes are an impediment to women’s inclusion across several sectors. A provincial commune council chief in Cambodia…  


Championing Women’s Inclusion in Forests and Climate Change Action: 11 Years of Lessons from UNDP’s involvement in REDD+

It is hard to overstate the importance of forest ecosystems to human wellbeing and progress. Forests not only serve as an essential carbon reserve that must be maintained to limit global warming,  


Viet Nam: Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Power of Indigenous Women to Protect Forests

As the morning mist rises over the green mountains, Lo Lo May straps a straw-woven basket on her back and heads into the surrounding forest with her sister and the other women of Chu Kan Ho village.…  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 4 - November 2019

Unpacking UNDP’s Gender Mainstreaming  


“Adopt a Tree” — an initiative towards Clean and Green Pakistan

Gulistan Rani is a student of Biological Sciences at Karakorum International University in Hunza. She is committed to tree plantation in her area– which is vulnerable to natural calamities due to…  


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…  


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.  

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