Environment and Sustainable Development

Overview

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.

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Our Goals

Our projects in the area of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy aim to improve environmental protection and promote sustainable natural resources management, as well as increase access to alternative renewable energy. UNDP works to provide the Government with capacity building support to negotiate, ratify and implement major international conventions, national and local level policies and legal frameworks on sustainable natural resources management, and pilot alternative renewable technologies focusing on small hydropower.
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5-day refresher courses for specialists in refrigeration and air conditioning systems

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Our Stories

Foothills used for agricultural activities for effective land management and food security, Photo by UNDP EEP

Fostering Agroforestry Measures and Sustainable Livelihoods through Eco-Agriculture Micro-Loans

Managed by the regional microloan foundation (MLF) “Imdodi Rushd” established in 2009 under the Gissar Biodiversity project, the eco-agriculture microloan system has helped rural community membersmore 

Pear trees planted with support of CRM project to prevent land degradation. Photo by UNDP EEP

Community approach to food security and natural resources

The 1992-97 civil war deepened the impacts of the transition to market economy on both rural communities and the protected area system in Tajikistan. The collapsemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase out in the CEIT Region

    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...
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  • Strengthening Capacity for an Environmental Information Management and Monitoring System in Tajikistan

    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.
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  • Technology transfer and market development for SHP in Tajikistan

    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. Its conceptualization falls within the frame of the Poverty Reduction Strategy III and National Development Strategy, which have been recognized to have no focus on promoting use of abundant renewable potential for poverty reduction, development and building environmental resilience.
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  • Tajikistan Water Supply and Sanitation (Phase II)

    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. 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. Instead the project uses a ‘Service Delivery’ approach that addresses the institutional and policy environment as well as working with consumers and implementing agencies...
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  • Support to IWRM-based water sector reform implementation in Tajikistan (Phase II)

    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. UNDP will follow closely the system of objectives based on the feasibility studies published by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for the National Water Resources Management (NWRM) project for Syr-Darya river basin, and projects from other donor agencies such as Asian Development Bank (in Pyanj river basin), World Bank (in Kofarnihon and/or Vakhsh river basin), JICA (Vaksh river basin), and etc.
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  • Support to effective regulatory framework and private sector involvement for drinking water supply and sanitation sector in 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. Instead the project uses a ‘Service Delivery’ approach that addresses the needs for institutional strengthening and enabling policy environment. In doing so, the project will especially support the consumer groups at the grass-roots level to influence bottom-up approach in policy reform...
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  • GEF Small Grants Programme

    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. It encourages community initiatives aimed at improving the situation in these areas. GEF SGP implements a number of demonstration projects with a view to further expansion and advancement of proven technologies. To act on a local level through the civil society and local communities is a very important component of the strategy of the GEF 20/20 (including an appeal to all stakeholders to work together to bring the benefits of the global environment and contribute to the UNDP strategic plan, as well as focus on sustainable development).
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