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As climate change raises the risk of glacial lake outburst floods, downstream Nepal is seeking better warnings.
From expanding conservation areas to eliminating subsidies that harm nature, implementing the outcomes from the latest global biodiversity summit COP15 is complex for India and South Asia, say experts.
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Biodiversity offsetting has been highly controversial for its role in greenwashing but the United Nations believes that ‘biocredits’ can be different. Negotiators are still in talks at the COP15 conference on biodiversity this week.
At COP27 in Egypt, UN development chief Achim Steiner says more funds for green energy and climate adaptation could stem losses.
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#UNDP Opinion

Africa did not cause the climate crisis, but African leaders find themselves having to take the initiative in developing strategies for coping with it, to mitigate climate change's impact on the continent's water security and sanitation.
Lockdowns have increased the risk of violence against women. Governments have made more resources available for survivors, but without programmes to address the problem's root causes, the assistance do little to prevent future incidents.
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Ending hunger sustainably

Saving the planet does not have to come at the expense of feeding the poor, and vice versa. If governments can implement a series of relatively low-cost initiatives with private-sector support, the world can still wipe out global hunger by 2030 without jeopardising the fight against climate change.
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If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalisation and regional cooperation.
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Achim Steiner talking at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. Image UNDP Asia Pacific
The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
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