Environment and Energy

Protection and conservation of the environment is becoming increasingly important because of the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Large-scale forest logging, commercial agriculture and associated land clearing, threaten the sustainability of natural resources. Leveraging environment and climate funding help enable the countries and territories to step up their activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation and in integrating climate change and disaster risk management into national and sectoral planning.

Our Goals

UNDP works with Pacific Island countries (PICs) to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable development and addressing gaps in environmental legislation. UNDP also helps in climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation of biodiversity, minimizing land degradation, ensuring efficient and equitable water resources management and water supply and sanitation delivery, replicating best practices for solid waste management programmes and increasing efforts towards enabling access to electricity, environmentally sustainable transportation and cleaner/affordable fuels at both national and community levels.more

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UNDP and the Environment

Enhancing the performance of existing mangrove areas to act as buffers during floods and filters for soil and other debris transported down-stream, is an objective of the Navutulevu Coral Reef Resilience Project. Implemented in partnership with the Navutulevu Women’s Club and was made possible with a small grant from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP. Photo: Katarina Atalaifo/GEF/SGP.

Our Stories

  • In Kiribati, many homes are located near the sea or lagoon making them vulnerable to disasters. Photo: Sheryl Ho/UNDP

    The rising sea, the changing tides in Kiribati

    Boobu Tioram has dismantled and moved his house three times in the past nine years. It was either this, or watch his home get washed awaymore

Projects and Initiatives

Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project

This Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project (FREPP) focuses on the removal of barriers (policy, regulatory, market, finance, and technical) to the wide-scale use of RE resources for grid-connected power generation in Fiji. more

Tuvalu NAPA-I (LDCF)

The objective of this project is to increase the protection of livelihoods in coastal areas and island communities from dynamic risks related to climate change and climate variability in all inhabited islands of Tuvalu. more

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