UNEP announces 19 cities to restore nature’s rightful place in urban areas

Read this UNEP article about the Generation Restoration project, which will run for three years from 2023 to 2025 and is funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). UNEP has officially selected 19 cities to join the project and eight of the cities will implement pilot projects to restore urban ecosystems and promote nature-based solutions.

New online course: Sustainable Lake Management

In collaboration with UNEP, Cap-Net UNDP, and ILEC, UNEP-DHI Centre is launching a new course on Sustainable Lake Management (SLM). This online, free and self-paced course offers five modules to improve the understanding of fundamental principles of SLM and to equip participants with tools to develop, implement and refine a participatory lake recovery plan that promotes the sustainable use of lake resources.

COP28: Blending IWRM and climate change adaptation to accelerate climate action

Rising temperatures are increasingly disrupting the global water cycle, exposing millions of people across the globe to reduced water security. A UNEP report promotes blending the practices of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and climate change adaptation to expedite progress in both fields and use financial resources efficiently.

Securing crucial biodiversity, carbon and water stores in the Congo Basin Peatlands

In collaboration with UNEP and FAO, UNEP-DHI is implementing a project aimed at protecting biodiversity and key ecosystem functions related to carbon storage and water resources in the Congo Basin Peatlands for the next fours years. The project is funded by the German International Climate Initiative (IKI).