Environment & Energy


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


The Guidebook ‘Matters Regarding the Financing of CDM Projects’

This publication is aimed at providing information on matters related to conducting an investment analysis, particularly for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. The selection of a financing scheme for CDM projects is addressed within the guidebook, while investment analysis elements andmore


The Outlook for the Development of Renewable Energy in Uzbekistan

This publication primarily serves as a survey of the current status of energy in Uzbekistan, and the current outlook regarding the use of renewables in the country. This publication does not propose specific solutions, does not assess the security of Uzbekistan’s energy supply and that of itsmore


Tugai Project Newsletter

‘Biodiversity’ is a relatively new term, but it still attracts the interest of a growing number of nature protection specialists, scientists, ecologists and members of the general public from all over the world. It is true that the individual components of the project ‘Conservation of Tugai Forestsmore


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.