The road ahead to building a more sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “The Garden of Eden is no more”, Sir David Attenborough told Davos 2019 as he delivered his verdict on the destruction that humanity has inflicted on the natural world. Sir David […]

FROM THE FIELD: Sailing a traditional and sustainable path in Fiji’s tropical waters

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Young people in Fiji are helping to revive indigenous cultural practices of the Pacific Ocean island while learning about sustainable transport thanks to an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). They are sailing the traditional 72-foot long Fijian boat, Uto ni Yalo, which […]

FROM THE FIELD: A mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Indigenous people in a remote mountain town in the Andes in Peru are being helped to boost their incomes by preserving a valuable but threatened breed of alpaca. The Suri alpaca, an animal which is similar to a llama, is known for its soft […]

FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Weaving carpets is a skill that has been passed down through the generations and in […]