Environment & Energy


Newsletter of the GEF/UNDP Project ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan’ - 2ndEdition

The 2nd Edition of the Newsletter of the GEF/UNDP project ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan’ contains information on five key areas. These include 1) the 2nd Project Board, 2) the Danish experience in promoting energy efficiency, 3) the learning seminar conducted beforemore


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 andmore


Policy Brief # 1, 2007. Options for Continuing Energy Reforms in Uzbekistan

According to most estimates, world fossil reserves make up more than 1 trillion barrels of oil, around 168 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, and 1 trillion tons of coal. In addition, there are more than 3 million metric tons of uranium available for nuclear power. However, these resources aremore


Policy Brief # 1, 2008: Sustainable Development of the Livestock Sector in Uzbekistan: Status and Policy Recommendations

This policy brief has been developed within the framework of the joint project ‘Support to the Sustainable Development of Livestock Sector in Uzbekistan’, undertaken by UNDP, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, and the Israeli Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV).   Whilemore


Policy Brief #1, 2010 –Uzbekistan’s Textile Industry: How to Utilise Development Potential

This policy brief documents the efforts of undertaken by the Government of Uzbekistan in developing the nation’s textile industry, and the important achievements that have been made in this sphere. However, it also highlights a number of barriers related to the availability of cotton to localmore


Practical guidelines ‘Reducing the Damage in an Earthquake’

To get the community prepared to possible earthquake the project has developed the practical guidelines ‘Reducing the Damage in an Earthquake’.   The manual provides types of unstable objects, their approximate weight and step by step instructions on their mounting to a wall or other stablemore


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.