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On the trail of the snow leopard in Kazakhstan

Aleksey Grachev comes from a long line of zoologists. His great uncle Yuri encouraged him to study snow leopards, and today he runs the Snow Leopard Monitoring Centre at the Institute of Zoology.  


The energy transition is urgently essential - but will raise a series of justice questions

Anthony Bebbington, our next KAPTalks speaker, on the intersections of natural resource extraction, climate change and human rights.  


From plastic waste to education to sustainability in Turkmenistan

A Turkmen teacher tackles plastic pollution in an unusual way - bringing it into her classroom. An important issue in Turkmenistan, UNDP is working to help promote and maintain sustainable cities.  


Could air pollution be the other public health emergency?

Years of potential life are lost due to outdoor air pollution in Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. As the development community looks to integrated ways to recover from…  


New UNDP, European Investment Bank accord signed to boost cooperation to reach Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable…  


Chernobyl: 35 years after, partnership and investment in Belarus

On 26 April 1986, an accident at the Chernobyl power plant near the Ukrainian town of Pripyat fountained clouds of nuclear material across Europe with 70% of the radioactive fallout raining down on…  


Satellites see the pollution you can’t, and can help us solve the problem

Satellites are capturing “invisible to the eye” data on air pollution, showing where the pollution is the worst. UNDP in Moldova and Ukraine partnered with the European Space Agency to identify their…  


Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl

The event is an annual IATF meeting which reviews progress made on Chernobyl -related activities for the past year and provides updates for participants.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  

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