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"Facing the need for urgent action on climate change without proper financing is like entering a class 5 hurricane with an umbrella," said Gianluca Merlo, regional technical adviser for Latin America from UNDP’s NDC Support Program.

Posted on August 21, 2018

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Turning pledges to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change into real action poses a complex and daunting challenge. The challenges become even more pronounced once the discussion moves into the logistical nature of planning and implementing these actions.

Posted on July 17, 2018

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According to an independent climate tracker, current climate pledges are insufficient to keep global temperature below a projected 2ºC increase. While limiting carbon emissions is a top priority,…

Posted on July 17, 2018

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Read what we have learned - 86 percent of UNDP’s portfolio of GEF and GCF financed projects under implementation are mainstreaming gender and advancing gender equality.

Posted on July 16, 2018

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The ambitious objective of the Paris Agreement requires that countries think bigger and longer-term than what five-year NDC cycles might imply. To do so, countries may find it useful to step back from individual NDCs and envision where they want to be in terms of sustainable development in the long term – for example, in 2050.

Posted on July 9, 2018