Hydropower from dams has brought electricity — and development — to far-flung places around the world. But dams have a dark side, upending water supplies and species where they have been built.
The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a US$ 178.50 million credit for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project to improve watershed management in rural rain fed areas. The project builds on a longstanding partnership between the World Bank and Government of India around watershed management.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today signed grant and project agreements to help PNG build its resilience to the impacts of climate change.
UNEP stands ready to assist in the implementation of the ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution and achieving the vision of Haze-free ASEAN by 2020 if not before.
On Oct. 13, which is designated the International Day for Disaster Reduction by the United Nations, the kick-off seminar for the Disaster Risk Reduction Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile — also known as the KIZUNA Project — was held in Santiago, Chile's capital.