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“Don’t Choose Extinction”: New campaign raises awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel subsidies

In the lead up to the COP 26 global climate conference, UNDP is releasing new research revealing that fossil fuels’ subsidies, paid for by taxpayers, end up deepening inequality and impeding action on…  


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.  


UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025

The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 describes how UNDP intends to work together with our partners to deliver what’s required of us in these extraordinary times.  


The Line of Goodness 1165: Help is just a phone call away

A hotline in the Transnistria region was established during Covid lockdowns to bridge people in need of food, medicines and other essentials with people willing to give them a hand.  


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.  


What are the socio-economic impacts of an energy transition?

An energy transition not only helps combat climate change, but will have socioeconomic impacts that align with our need for a green recovery post-pandemic.  


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.  


Integrating complexity in development handbooks, with mayors on the front page

Could a “new normal” for development planning and implementation emerge that embraces radical uncertainty and complexity as a feature, not a bug?  


Violence against women politicians: an unacceptable cost of gender equality

Despite progress in politics, resistance to making parity between women and men in politics and decision-making is a reality. Women running for political office defy social norms and are often…  


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…  

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