Environment & Energy

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.