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Water for Sustainable Development Tool

UNU-IAS provides a provincial level water input-output table to support efficient water-saving policies in Asia.


Resilient Settlements: Climate-Proofing the Vulnerable

Using data analysis and community engagement, this project identifies vulnerable villages in Lao PDR. A climate change assessment informs resilient infrastructure construction, enhancing resilience in rural and urban settlements.


GeoAI: Detecting Air Pollution Hotspots

The GeoAI platform leverages satellite imagery and AI to detect air pollution hotspots, aiding environmental regulation and climate action in India.


Mayors for Economic Growth

Bringing a new generation of system & portfolio approaches to over 400 cities with investment from the Economic Commission.

Innovating Menstrual Hygiene in Bangladesh

IOM is collaborating with fashion industry players to create menstrual pads from leftover fabric for Rohingya women in Cox’s Bazar camps.


Boosting Climate Resilience with Drones and Remote Sensing

A Climate Technology Centers Network (CTCN) initiative in Eswatini is enhancing the application of drones and remote sensing technologies for climate resilience, tracking key climate parameters.


Tonosi’s Recycling Potential

In Tonosi, small businesses take waste management into their own hands, indicating potential for a recycling pilot program despite the complex challenges of solid waste management.


Pan-Asian Partnership for tracking air pollution

A new dataset for air pollution produced from the first environmental monitoring geostationary satellite is now publicly available.


Cities for a Sustainable Future

ESCAP uses foresight exercises to anticipate and address challenges arising from rapid urbanization. Through research and capacity-building, ESCAP supports evidence-based decision-making for inclusive, resilient urban environments.


Reimagining Futures Together: Social Contract for Education

Report on education’s intergenerational nature and the importance of collaboration.

E-Waste Recycling in East Africa

Extending solar product lifecycle in refugee settings through recycling of solar waste.

Reducing University Campus’ Environmental Footprints

The Little Book of Green Nudges is a concise guide for reducing campus environmental impact through behavioral change. Currently being tested on 136 pilot campuses globally.


DiCRA: Analytics for Climate Resilience

Data in Climate Resilient Agriculture (DiCRA) is a collaborative geospatial platform which provides open access to key geospatial datasets pertinent to climate resilient agriculture.


TUMI: New Urban Mobility

Kenyan and Ugandan Start-ups are supported through the Transformative Urban Mobility Start-Up (TUMI) initiative for their affordable and accessible urban transport solutions offering more sustainable travel options.


Satellite Data Empowers ASEAN Countries Drought Resilience

Utilizing satellite imagery and meteorological data, ESCAP and ASEAN teams are bolstering South-East Asian countries’ drought resilience, fostering informed, comprehensive responses and regional action plans.

Sowing Seeds of Progress: Tropic Agriculture Innovation

FAO’s Tropical Agriculture Platform aims to foster sustainable intensification in the tropics, empowering small-scale farmers and agribusinesses with innovative, capacity-building tools.


Building Bridges Movement

A sustainable finance platform incubated by the SDG Lab to connect finance and sustainable development communities, accelerate a socio-economic model aligned with the SDGs, and channel more funds towards the SDGs.


Climate Scenarios for Panama 2050

Technical assistance provided to MiAMBIENTE for the development of the Fourth National Communication, including climate scenarios to 2050 for decision-making.


The First Public BioHacking Laboratory

Skopje’s public BioTech Laboratory is pioneering bio-waste management. It provides education and encourages entrepreneurial opportunities, reusing and repurposing bio-waste to address environmental challenges.


LandMonitor Project

LandMonitor addresses the lack of land tenure data and involves communities, informing policy-makers and IFAD’s work on land-related issues.

Closing the Loop of Sustainable Procurement

Creating scalable solutions in waste management for humanitarian systems, while promoting local job creation.


Circular Economy: Key to Recovery

UNDP’s PETRA Project embraces circular economy for resilient recovery in earthquake-impacted Indonesia, using sustainable waste management. Turning waste into opportunities for driving sustainable village development.

Elevating Recycling via Behavior

The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Ecuador boosted a citizen-led recycling initiative in Quito. Personalized messages using cognitive biases increased recycling app downloads and recyclable material deliveries by 700%.


WASH Innovation Hub

The Sustainable WASH Innovation Hub builds, accelerates and scales transformational climate-resilient solutions for an equitable and secure WASH future by sourcing, piloting and scaling frontier innovations to address challenges.

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