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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.  


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…  


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…  


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.  


Addressing climate change and health in the Europe and Central Asia region

This report identifies the main gaps and barriers towards transforming the health sector in the Europe and Central Asia region to be more climate-resilient and low carbon.  


Treating the forest like family

Armenia currently has a deficit in forestland - it covers barely 11% of its territory. But it is stepping up measures to protect and expand its forest eco-system.  


Energy is key to Ukraine's response to climate change

In Ukraine, a UNDP initiative for energy efficiency in homes and public buildings brings together citizens, businesses and government - all to help fight climate change.  


Is the climate crisis partly responsible for the coronavirus outbreak?

As we look at the climate risk and pandemic risk, there are several aspects to why the two crises are closely correlated.  

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