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.

On-going projects

  • The project is a follow up to the GEF regional HCFC MSP project, which helped develop detailed survey data on HCFCs in CEITs and full HCFC phase-out strategies were developed to meet the compliance targets. Overall, the project deals with hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a group of ozone-depleting chemicals, which are used in a variety of applications such as refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, solvents, fire extinguishers and aerosols.

  • The project is strategic in that it responds to a targeted set of underlying barriers to environmental management towards the goal of meeting and sustaining global environmental outcomes. Specifically, the project will catalyze cooperation and coordination that has previously been limited by narrow institutional mandates and obsolete methods of analysis and decision-making...

  • The project aimed to initiate UNDP Tajikistan’s strategy – the scaling up of pilot activities for the acceleration of progress towards the achievement of MDGs with a particular focus on improving access to renewable energy in rural regions for the purpose of poverty reduction and triggering economic development.

  • In 2009 the UNDP launched the “Tajikistan Water Supply and Sanitation” (TajWSS) Project, with SDC financial support and in partnership with Oxfam GB. TajWSS project seeks to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation in rural areas by improving the sustainability of the water and sanitation sector...

  • The project “Support to IWRM-based water sector reform implementation in Tajikistan” is aimed at strengthening water resources management guided by the principles of IWRM-based reform and thereby increasing water and food security and improved livelihoods in rural areas of Tajikistan...

  • The project “Support to effective regulatory framework and private sector involvement for drinking water supply and sanitation sector in Tajikistan” seeks to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation by improving the sustainability of the water and sanitation sector. Given the sustainability problems within the sector, focusing on the delivery of physical infrastructure alone will not improve access to water and sanitation in the long-term....

  • The Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF SGP) is a global initiative and is designed to support local communities who wish to contribute to solving global environmental problems. The programme provides small grants for projects carried out by representatives of local communities, initiatives that are local in scale, but able to make a positive global impact.

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