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COVID-19: 3 Lessons for Climate Change

The current pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. And yet, one unlikely beneficiary has emerged amidst the slowdown caused by COVID-19—our…


Animation and nudging change: A behavioural insight experiment on river conservation awareness and action

The Accelerator Lab Malaysia set out to explore new ways of socializing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through a localized narrative and language. In order to achieve the ambitious SDG…  


A habitat for all

It is 7 a.m. and there is a flurry of activity. The road up to Bukit Kiara is long and steep, but it does not deter hikers, runners, and cyclists. They pour out of their houses and apartments, past…  


Five lessons emerging from Malaysia's first National Conference on Business and Human Rights 2021

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which further underscored the critical need for human rights oversight in business operations, the governance structure for the NAP BHR was enacted through a National…  


The path to financing the 2030 Agenda

Perched along one of the many tributaries of the Sarawak River on the island of Borneo, lies the quaint village of Sungai Tapang, consisting of a colony of scattered houses in the evergreen, dotted…  


The future is LIT: Youth leadership for human and planetary health

With the futures of human and planetary health at stake, we reflect on empowering youth in a non-tokenistic, non-patronizing way, in a cultural landscape that rewards the tried-and-trusted over the…  



Promoting a fair business environment in Malaysia

In Malaysia, UNDP is partnering with a global healthcare company in a pilot project to train 33 senior- and middle-level executives from 21 SMEs in their local supply chain. A two-day training on 28…  


Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asian Countries

Remarkable economic progress during the 1990s and the early 2000s masked deep-seated economic, political, and social challenges in the SEA countries. The 1998 Asian Financial Crisis and the 2008…  


Can I bee your friend? Getting to know our urban wildlife

Bees are an important pollinator, vital to food security. But just how well do we know our bees, and how can we address data gaps for more effective conservation? This World Bee Day, we present early…  


Don’t deny the Dodo: Exploring urban biodiversity as a nature-based solution for ecosystem restoration

While biodiversity is a well-known nature-based solution, its application in Malaysia’s urban centres has been largely under-explored. There remain gaps in our understanding of urban biodiversity and…  

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