Leading by example: Greening the health sector

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Filed under: Climate change Environment Health HIV

Climate change may have potentially catastrophic consequences for our planet and for human life. UNDP supports countries in ‘greening’ their economies and lowering their carbon emissions, but it is also working in the field of global public health: UNDP is a principal recipient of grants from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria… Read more »

Which platform should we choose to crowdfund our energy cooperatives?


Filed under: Climate change Environment

I’m pleased to announce that UNDP in Croatia has selected four energy cooperatives that will receive consulting assistance with their projects. Each one plans to use green energy to improve their community both environmentally and economically: Cooperative Kapela is mainly engaged in forestry, and has already launched a project to build a district biomass heating… Read more »

Thoughts from One Young World and the energy financing revolution


Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0 Social inclusion

Young people are the most under-utilized segment of society. With fresh, new ideas and minds that aren’t afraid to dream big, the young generation is going to end up solving global problems created by past generations. However, with global economic growth slowing down, there are fewer opportunities for young people to realize their potential. The… Read more »

Exploring behavioural science: How to encourage farmers to be more climate friendly


Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0 Disaster response Environment Social innovation

Just over 35,000 hectares of protected land in Vashlovani national park, Georgia, is vulnerable to climate change and under threat of desertification. The park is also used for winter pastures by Tush shepherds (about 45 farms), who have been grazing their sheep on the land for centuries. Unsustainable use of pastures within the territory has… Read more »

Is crowdfunding the answer for financing renewable energy?

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Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0 Environment Social inclusion

Are crowdfunding and renewable energy a good match? And at the same time, can we get the public to participate in projects that will benefit their communities? As we wrote back in July, we found that energy cooperatives offer a big “Yes!” to each of these questions. To get renewable energy off the ground, the… Read more »

The winner (could) take it all… – MIT ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition


Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0 Environment Social innovation

UNDP in Montenegro’s proposal – Energy Efficiency Formalization – won both the popular prize (most votes) and judges’ prize (expert review) in the Building Efficiency contest at the MIT’s ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition for the most innovative solutions to climate change!   We are thankful to all who supported us, especially those who cast a vote… Read more »

Greenhouse gas inventory: Data that makes a difference


Filed under: Climate change Environment Governance

We just launched a brand new inventory of national greenhouse gas emissions developed to help fYR Macedonia meeting the requirements of the International Convention on Climate Change. We’re all convinced that the information in this database will be valuable for policy-makers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate… Read more »