Environment and Sustainable Development
The Energy and Environment Programme (EEP) is a multi-year initiative that builds on the previous achievements of the UNDP in the environment and energy sectors. It supports the implementation of Tajikistan’s National Development Strategy and Livelihood Improvement and Welfare Strategy 2015-2020. The EEP uses a programme-based approach, focusing on capacity development and long-term sustainability. The goal of the UNDP Energy and Environment Programme 2016-2020 is to support Tajikistan’s transition to low emission and climate resilient development as a prerequisite for sustainable human development. This is achieved through a twofold strategy based on market transformation towards low emission economies, including climate change mitigation projects; and capacity development for climate resilient communities, economies and ecosystems, including ecosystems, natural resources and climate change adaptation projects.
Over the last years, UNDP through its Environment and Energy Programme has provided a mix of policy advice, project development and implementation services, knowledge management and advocacy services through projects, benefitting from UNDP global initiatives and also from synergies with other programmes of UNDP Tajikistan such as the Communities Programme (CP) and the Disaster Risk Management Programme (DRMP). It includes a portfolio of over 17 projects in such areas as water and sanitation policies, biodiversity and climate change, environmental information management, renewable energy and chemicals management, with an overall budget of over USD 35.2M. It also includes a pipeline of 9 projects in the process of being developed with an indicative budget of over USD 27.9M.