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Five approaches to build functional early warning systems

The publication explores lessons learned from over a decade of working with local and national governments to build and implement climate change adaptation projects in the region.  


Reclaiming the sands of a dead sea

There were once over 1,100 islands scattered across the extensive waters of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. Decades of agricultural misuse created an environmental catastrophe.  


2018: The year in pictures

From amplifying gender equality to boosting green energy, see the highlights from our development journey this year.  


Kazakhstan: Green economy reforms gain momentum

Kazakhstan is taking bold new steps to integrate environmental considerations in all public decisions, thanks to a new Environmental Code expected to bring Central Asia’s largest country closer to…  


From farmer to finance minister

When I was a teenager, I hitchhiked from Lithuania to Armenia and back. When I found myself back in Istanbul last month, I discussed disaster risk reduction financing with the finance ministers of the…  


UNDP climate curriculum reaches 50,000 pupils across Eurasia

UNDP’s climate box, launched last year to teach children how to lead climate - and environmentally - friendly lifestyles, has reached a total of 50,000 children in eight countries in Eastern Europe…  


Colour creeps back as Aral Sea emerges from the dust

Once the world's fourth biggest lake, the Aral almost disappeared - and holds a lesson for all  


Vladimir Mamaev

Regional Technical Advisor, International Waters  


Yves de Soye

Manager, Biodiversity Finance Initiative & Regional Technical Advisor, Ecosystems & Biodiversity  


Tom Twinning-Ward

Technical Capacity Development Advisor, Global  

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