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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?  


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…  


Tackling air pollution in Europe and Central Asia

The report assesses links between air pollution, climate and health, and explores solutions with a set of policy interventions for major economic activities like industry, transport, health…  


Airly: now delivering knowledge about air quality to Belarus

Polish Challenge Fund grantee Airly is making an impact in Belarus with their air quality sensors.  


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…  


Satellite data monitors air pollution from space during COVID-19, helps inform policymakers

As evidence mounts of the association between air pollution levels and higher COVID-19 death tolls, a joint study by UNDP and the European Space Agency (ESA) provides insight on the impact of the…  

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