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Toward zero UXO casualty by 2025

This International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April) , KOICA Country Director Han-Deog Cho and UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen offer lessons learnt from…  


The tactics to drive a gender-inclusive circular economy

Viet Nam is striving to build for the future and accelerate a green and inclusive economic rebound. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Viet Nam for the United Nations Development Programme,…  


Gearing up towards a just energy transition in Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s ultimate priority is adaptation to the current and expected impacts of climate change. Dao Xuan Lai, UNDP Assistant Resident Representative and Head of the Climate Change and Environment…  


Remote sensing smart city solution for municipal waste management?

To bridge the gap in policymaking and to aid the municipal waste management effort, and as part of the participation in the Japan SDGs Innovation Challenge, the team at Accelerator Lab UNDP in Viet…  


A Systems Transformation Towards Circular Economy in Viet Nam: Using Financial Levers to Catalyze Change

joint blog by Ida Uusikyla, Dominic Hofstetter, and Matti Tervo on a Systemic Investment Programme which would need a consortium of challenge owners to come together with a strong support of the local…  


The Anatomy of Social change -- a just transition to sustainable development Part 1

This blog explores What large bureaucracy can learn from social innovation movements toward system change? What it means to be part of a movement for change, making sense of the insights, and what it…  


Leave no persons behind, with or without disabilities

blog by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Viet Nam on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities  


Climate change now code red threat to survival of entire human race

Climate change is a risk multiplier, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK and the upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Ocean Economy and Climate Change…  


The circular economy: Solid commercial and business opportunities awaiting Viet Nam

2020 was one of the warmest years on record globally, while Vietnam has just gone through another historical year of climate extremes. Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human…  


Low hanging fruit: Energy efficiency weaves the path towards a green, circular economy

As we think about the race to zero, enabling a green transition in buildings, at home or at the office, is an important part of that conversation. After all, energy efficiency is one of the cheapest…  

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