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Prioritizing environmental sustainability crucial to Iraq’s recovery from COVID-19: New report

Effective recovery from COVID-19 requires Iraq to mainstream environmental sustainability from the outset to minimise the pandemic’s impact, according to a new report released today by the United…  


Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq

Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq is the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the impact of COVID-19 in Iraq. It emphasises how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq’s…  


Reimagining Human Development and the Planet

The world has entered a new era of complexity and instability, with atmospheric carbon levels not seen in three million years, onset of the sixth mass extinction in the Earth’s history, growing…  


Demolition Waste Assessment Outside the Port of Beirut

Beirut Blast was a real tragedy for the whole country. While humanitarian actors and local NGOs including volunteers continue to address immediate humanitarian needs across affected areas following…  


Tripoli Center ready to overcome garbage collection challenge

“The routine of disposing the household waste was tiring. What was more tiring and nonsense was that sometimes I had to go to another municipality to dispose of the rubbish there,” states Mr. Husam…  


Managing debris and assessing waste in Beirut post the Port Blast: Building Lebanon Forward

In the wake of the Beirut blast, a staggering 40,000 buildings were destroyed, and 2,000 of those were completely damaged. It comes as no surprise that this immense destruction left behind rubble and…  


The Power of The Sun: Solar Energy Helps Healthcare Facilities Deliver Essential Services

There are long queues at fuel stations. Fuel prices have skyrocketed. The rising cost of water, transport and essential goods endure. And COVID-19 continues to spread unabated throughout Yemen. With…  


COVID-19 and the Environment: Impact and Response

There have been many speculations about the positive impacts of the pandemic on the environment.  


Time #ForNature

A youth video campaign. Record a 30-60 second video answering this question and post it on social media using #ForNature and tagging @UNDP, @UNEP.  


Low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved…  

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