In Cuba, ecosystem-based adaptation is a cost-effective way to preserve and restore natural habitats and protect coastal communities. UNDP Cuba works with community volunteers.
Communities and COVID
The pandemic presents both challenges and opportunities for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP highlights that the challenges we face cannot be dealt with in isolation.
Innovating for people and planet in Vanuatu
Transforming food and agriculture
Using South-South Cooperation to replicate nature-based solutions
Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change
The ocean and COVID-19
Transforming food and agriculture: Creating food security while fighting climate change
A pandemic allows for a “what if” moment: How to champion biodiversity as the world stands still
From mangrove to mountain: Building coastal resilience in Timor-Leste
A ‘blue’ economy implies some measure of alignment between economic development and the health of the ocean. UNDP helps Seychelles, consisting of about 115 islands, strike that balance.
UNDP’s focus on inequality and poverty makes them uniquely positioned to help countries to prepare, respond, and fully recover from the pandemic. UNDP conducts quick assessments of the social and economic blowback from COVID-19, so governments can ensure urgent recovery measures and longer-term social protection, especially for the disadvantaged and marginalized. The US$30 million Rapid Response Facility provides funds within 72 hours, and more than 83 countries have benefitted.
Our solutions are in nature
Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness in Sri Lanka