Environment & Energy

  • Renewable Energy SnapshotsJul 23, 2014Renewable Energy SnapshotsThe collection of snapshots provide an overview for 29 countries and territories in the Europe and CIS region on the investment climate, current legislation and policies, institutional arrangement and where to find further information for investment in sustainable energy.

  • ENERGYPLUS GuidelinesMay 18, 2015ENERGYPLUS GuidelinesThe UN Development Programme (UNDP)'s “EnergyPlus Guidelines” are based on UNDP’s wide experience in the field of sustainable energy access.

  • Carbon Handbook: Reducing the carbon footprint of world class eventsMay 14, 2015Carbon Handbook: Reducing the carbon footprint of world class eventsThis handbook provides a set of principles and guidelines for organizers of future world class sporting events to follow, as they strive to minimize their impact on the environment.

  • Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in UzbekistanMay 21, 2015Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan

  • Transport in Kazakhstan - Energy efficiency: Current condition and ways for improvementSep 8, 2015Transport in Kazakhstan - Energy efficiency: Current condition and ways for improvementThis Russian-language report details the analysis of Kazakhstan's transport sector and its opportunities for impoving energy efficiency.

  • Removing Barriers to EE in Municipal Heat and Hot Water Supply Sep 28, 2015Removing Barriers to EE in Municipal Heat and Hot Water SupplyThe report covers the main achievements as well as lessons learned and recommendations for the future of the project “Removing barriers to energy efficiency in municipal heat and hot water supply”

  • Climate change and disaster risk reduction snapshotsNov 30, 2015Climate change and disaster risk reduction snapshots

  • Development stories from Europe and Central Asia - Volume IIIDec 11, 2013Development stories from Europe and Central Asia - Volume IIIThe third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, compiles sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work, demonstrating the transformational change in the lives of people and societies. The stories explain how UNDP uses grant resources to catalyze larger flows of public and private financing, this scaling up investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • Report on the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, November 2013Dec 5, 2013Report on the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, November 2013This technical paper summarizes the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland (11-23 November 2013) from the perspective of Europe and Central Asia.

  • United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn sessionsSep 2, 2013United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn sessions2013 - Governments gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change bodies’ sessions from 03-14 June 2013. There were over 1,500 participants, representing governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, the private sector, indigenous peoples and the media.

Our work on environment and energy

Together with the Global Environment Facility, UNDP is working for lasting policy and institutional change that supports a green, low-carbon and climate resilient economy and society. We’re also working to catalyze investment in clean energy and the sustainable use of natural resources, managing the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and ultimately leads to sustainable growth.

 

Countries in Europe and Central Asia face multiple energy, environmental and climate related risks and challenges, including a looming energy shortage. The region is characterized by high energy intensity and inefficiency. Other significant challenges include widespread unsustainable management of chemicals, depletion of freshwater resources, threatened ecosystems and loss of biodiversity, and global warming.

 

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