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Liberia launches GCF-financed climate resilience project

Liberia

The Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, launched on Monday, October 18, 2021, a project to construct coastal defence revetments in the West Point township of Monrovia to stave off coastal erosion that has eaten up 30m of Monrovia’s shoreline in the past decade. Battling coastal erosion in Liberia The Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilience Project (MMCRP), being undertaken ...

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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

Achim Steiner

Africa is at a crossroads. The multiplying challenges of the climate crisis, conflict and COVID-19 have put more and more people at risk. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner And while these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative ...

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Equator Prize 2021 winners showcase solutions to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change

Cocoa

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have announced the winners of the 12th Equator Prize, recognising local and Indigenous communities from around the world. The winning organisations showcase local, innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity loss and climate change, and achieving their local development goals even during a pandemic. Harvesting cocoa. The Tropical Forest and Rural Development organisation of Cameroon promotes ...

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Borno clears Maiduguri drains, waste to curb flooding

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) has embarked on drain and waste clearance exercise in Maiduguri to control perennial flooding in the area. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State General Manager of BOSEPA, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, made this known in an interview on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Maiduguri, the state capital. Suleiman said the exercise is being implemented ...

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UN assists Latin America and Caribbean nations to accelerate climate action

Achim Steiner

As the Government of the Dominican Republic hosts the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 holding virtually from May 11 to 14, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is supporting countries across the region to advance climate-resilient development to address the life-threatening challenges of climate change UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner The nations of Latin America and ...

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UN to study Kenya’s rising water levels in lakes

Lake Victoria

The United Nations will partner with Kenya to study the East Africa nation’s rising water levels in lakes, a UN official said on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Some 40 million people in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania depend directly or indirectly on the Lake Victoria Walid Badawi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi that Lakes ...

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UN appoints Dieye of Senegal as special coordinator for development in Sahel

Abdoulaye Dieye

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Thursday, January 7, 2021 appointed Abdoulaye Dieye of Senegal as the Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel. Abdoulaye Dieye Dieye is a macroeconomist and development expert with strong leadership experience in managing complex development portfolios over the last 35 years, said Guterres’ press office. The special coordinator will lead collective efforts, including financing, to ...

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2021 set to be global action year for renewables

Marcel Alers

In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021. Marcel Alers, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Head of Energy Despite the fact that the world may not be on track to meet climate objectives and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) for universal access to clean, affordable ...

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UNDP provides help for schools in Fiji affected by cyclone

Sanaka Samarasinha

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Fiji to reach out to communities severely affected by tropical cyclone Yasa. UN Resident Coordinator for Fiji, Mr Sanaka Samarasinha The aim is to ensure schools are ready to open in January. Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,100 ...

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UNDP launches project against use of plastic bags in Tripoli

Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Libya announced on Sunday, December 27, 2020 that it has launched efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags by conducting a two-week experiment in Tripoli aimed at encouraging citizens to use alternatives that do not contribute to environmental pollution. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner In a publication, UNDP noted that single-use ...

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