Beyond Opportunism: The UN Development System’s Response to the Triple Planetary Crisis

The United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) and the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) have jointly developed this in-depth analysis to draw best practices and uncover the constraints experienced by UN Resident Coordinators (UNRCs) in relation to the Triple Planetary Crisis: nature, climate change, pollution. 

Partnering with the UN Development Coordination Office,  the analysis comes as a result of a deep dive with UNRCs and inputs that include more than 20 UN entities and over 100 UN staff within its preparation, execution, and follow-up. The purpose of the deep dive was to assess the multidimensional impact of the nature-climate-pollution crisis and identify tools and mechanisms that UN Country Teams can use to support a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the associated challenges at the country level. 

The report provides ten recommendations for transformative change and overarching considerations for the future — and within it, PAGE is recognized as a mechanism working “closely with RCs to make economic recovery planning a steppingstone for green and inclusive economic transformation to address the root causes of the Triple Planetary Crisis”. 

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