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Climate-resilient development:the future of financing in the Pacific

UNDP, through the Governance for Resilience (Gov4Res) Project, will work with Pacific island governments to ‘risk-inform’ development financing and planning mechanisms so that countries can better…  


Science to Service - Weather and Climate Observations

Climate data can also be used by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to investigate the correlation between increased flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks including malaria and dengue.…  


Integrating climate information into the decision-making process

The Fiji National Climate Forum currently underway in Nadi will focus on weather and climate predictions, identifying measures that can be taken by stakeholders to mitigate potentially negative…  


Infrastructure Development Transforms Lives in Rural Communities in Pentecost

A new climate resilient infrastructure development at Bwatnapni, will allow residents in Pentecost in the Penama Province to access markets, safe and clean drinking water and an Evacuation Centre. The…  


UNDP and Stakeholders Validate Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initiative Final Report

Coping with increasing use of single plastic products and managing waste is a growing concern for Honiara city. As this trial shows, changing behavior and raising awareness offers new ways for…  


Risk informed development that is climate sensitive and socially inclusive is sustainable

Pacific Island countries are facing considerable development challenges due to the increasing impacts of climate change and extreme geo-hazard events. Development must be risk informed to reduce…  


Testing behavioural-insights-informed interventions to change plastic habits

As lifestyles change and a perpetual influx of single-use plastics are introduced in Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands, the city’s waste management system cannot keep up with the daily…  


“Changing Minds: Testing Plastic-Free Schools in the Solomon Islands”

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Schools re-thinking plastic – what have we learnt during the trial of this initiative

Five schools in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, have completed a trial on the alternative use of single use plastic which aims to provide insight on how behavior influences habits regarding…  


A child’s cry for stronger homes

“When Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, my family was one of the worst affected. We lost our home and we almost lost all of our belongings,” said 14-year-old Talei…  

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