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The SDG-climate nexus: UN partnerships in the Arab Region

The Middle East is known for being the world’s oil capital, but did you know that it also has the world’s highest levels of solar radiation? Harnessing the region’s solar potential could help move the…  


Confronting climate change as an accelerator of crisis

More frequent and severe droughts, millions at risk of famine, the spread of conflict and mass displacement - these are the challenges of our time and have generated the worst humanitarian crisis…  


Climate and disaster resilience


Helen Clark: Opening Speech at the 2016 World Green Economy Summit

It is a pleasure to participate in the opening of the 2016 World Green Economy Summit.  


World Humanitarian Summit: Growing crises need development answers

Development is a key part of the solution to the unprecedented humanitarian crises the world currently faces, said the UNDP.  


Morocco is fighting climate change with Liquid Gold

Argan oil has long been one of the source of livelihoods and health for Morocco’s Berber population in the High Atlas Mountains. While Argan forests still cover around 820,000 hectares in the…  


Climate Change, Peace and Security in the Arab Region

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and the evolving nature of conflict and insecurity. While each by itself has serious consequences for development,…  


World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals

As the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicks off Friday, more than 150 world leaders will adopt the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development…  


Somalia Launches Innovative Climate Resilience Project

Garowe — The Government of Somalia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), started an innovative project enhancing climate…  


Helen Clark: Statement at the Abu Dhabi Ascent: Conference In Support Of the UN Climate Summit 2014

There is considerable global momentum on the need to halt deforestation and forest degradation. Success in this area will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.  

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