Environment and Energy

UNDP is currently committed to providing support to mainstream environmental and energy issues into development planning; mobilize finance for improved environmental management; address increasing threats from climate change; and build local capacity to better manage the environment and deliver services, especially water and energy. We work with the dryland people and communities of Namibia to promote sustainable use and management of natural resources to preserve ecosystem integrity. We run programmes that focus on adaptation to climate change and combating desertification. We empower dryland people to drive their own developments, by putting in place conducive environments and sharing sustainable practices that protect natural environments and boost agriculture. We also work closely with the Namibian Government to safeguard our ecosystem and establish landscapes and conservancies managed by and for communities. more

Our Goals

UNDP support in the area of environment and energy is to strengthen national capacities to manage the environment in a sustainable manner while ensuring adequate protection of the poor.more

Stories from 25 years of environmental innovation for sustainable development

Spanning all 25 years of UNDP’s partnership with the GEF, the stories in this anniversary publication represent a small sample of the thousands that could be told. These stories stand as evidence that our work to protect the health of the planet is bringing about real improvements in people’s lives and changes in the way governments, businesses and civil society think about the environment, develop policies and do their work. more

Our Stories

 Unconventional Landscapes: Protected Areas Expansion in Namibia
Rhino pictured at Namibia's Etosha National Park

Unconventional Landscapes: Protected Areas Expansion in Namibia

Despite its arid lands, Namibia is rich in biodiversity. To date, it has 20 state-run protected areas comprising nearly 17% of the country’s total land area. These protected areas are a centrepiece of Namibia’s tourism industry, which in turn sustainably supports the country’s economic development.more 

Adapting to climate change creates entrepreneurs and resilient communities

Above: Mercy Shetuuka and her Brother Shetuuka Shetuuka who managed to pay for her studies with income he generated from the small crop farm.   Inmore 

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