Environment & Energy


Can your house withstand an earthquake?

This publication is comprised of tips that home owners can use to improve the structural integrity of their homes, and to assess if their houses are earthquake safe. more


GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter

The new issue of our newsletter focuses on the enhancement of soil fertility. The issue of land degradation is very important in Uzbekistan at the present moment. The country`s population is growing, we have a limited quantity of productive lands, and unfortunately the productivity and health of more


GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter 4th Edition

The new issue of our newsletter focuses on the improvement of agricultural output, through the use of new bio-friendly crop treatment products, irrigation methods that maximise the amount of water that reach fields, and a re-thinking of soil management. Also discussed in this newsletter are more


How to build an earthquake safe home?

In collaboration with local architects, the 'Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Uzbekistan' project reviewed local construction practices of individual house builders and developed a practical guideline which provides tips on how to build a seismic safe house. more


Planning for the Future Today

This newsletter was prepared by the joint UNDP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan project ‘Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plan for Zarafshan River Basin’. The purpose of this newsletter is to update different audiences and more

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Uzbekistan’s climatic and geographic features, and its unique ecosystems which are home to globally significant flora and fauna, have made environmental sustainability a national priority. Given rapid economic development in recent years, Uzbekistan recognises the need to balance economic growth and environmental protection. Therefore, a major national objective is to ensure that Uzbekistan’s environment is effectively protected and sustainably utilised for the benefit of future generations. Through capacity building and piloting initiatives, UNDP has contributed to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal 7 and corresponding national MDG targets.