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HDR 2015: the Geneva PresentationJan 9, 2016The Geneva Presentation of the Human Development Report 2015, launched in Addis Ababa last month, will provide an overview of the key messages, facts and concepts of the HDR 2015 to Member States representatives, UN agencies staff, civil society and members of the International Geneva community.
Meeting the threat: UNDP launches effort to reduce flood risks in the Strumica River BasinDec 28, 2015With the cleaning of the main storm-drain channel in the town of Novo Selo, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked upon a six-year programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding and improve water quality in the Strumica River Basin, which is home to 125,000 people in six largely agricultural municipalities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Egypt on the road to lower emissions with the Sustainable Transport ProjectDec 23, 2015It can be hard to slow down in Egypt these days. The country’s population is skyrocketing—reaching 90 million this December, with some 9 million in Cairo alone. With the jump in people has come a jump in automobiles—there are some 2.5 million cars speeding along Cairo’s streets, a number that is increasing every day.
Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food securityDec 21, 2015The Cuban agricultural sector is affected by the increased frequency and intensity of droughts, aridity of the climate, and a pronounced water deficit, affecting the potential yields of the total agricultural production and animal husbandry. The country is facing now the worst drought of the past 115 years which is forecasted to continue in 2016.
Human Development Report 2015Dec 21, 2015The 2015 Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ examines the links, both positive and negative, between work and human development in a rapidly changing world of work.
Eco-tourism and conservation in Wamba Forest, DRCDec 18, 2015DRC’s indigenous population is one of the country’s most vulnerable. They rely heavily on ecosystem services both for their own food as well as for their livelihoods. And though the 30,000 ha Wamba forest legally belongs to indigenous pygmy communities, it has long been exploited by neighboring Bantu populations that do not have any official rights to the forest.
Jamaica at the mercy of climate changeDec 16, 2015In Jamaica, the unpredictability of rainfall has made farming procedures more expensive. Drought conditions have eased but another extreme has set in.
Des bassins de collecte des eaux pour sauver l'agriculture au Burkina FasoDec 11, 2015Les effets néfastes du changement climatique se font de plus en plus sentir au Burkina Faso. Pour mieux s’adapter au phénomène, le gouvernement s’est engagé dans la recherche de solutions au profit des producteurs.
Sargassum and Climate Change in the CarribeanDec 10, 2015When the paradise habitants saw their white beaches turned into fetid scenarios, alerted authorities, and given the limited effectiveness of the response, they took the initiative and organized them selves in crews to clean public beaches and despite his efforts the situation got worse.
Climate Negotiators Discussing Warming and Migration LinksDec 9, 2015Stirred by the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, where global warming exacerbated a drought that fueled warfare, links between climate change and human displacement have finally been thrust into news reports and political debates.