Environment & Energy

  • The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (the GEF SGP), is a global initiative which began its work in 1992 and is currently being implemented in 101 countries around the globe.

  • The project will promote integrated management of rangeland and forests at the landscape level (focus on non-irrigated, arid mountain, semi-desert, and desert landscapes) to reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses and improve the socio-economic stability of communities.

  • The global initiative focused on reducing the production and use of ozone-depleting substances and protecting the thin ozone layer of the Earth was reflected in the Initial Implementation Accelerated HCFC Phase-out in the CEIT Region, the joint project of the State Committee for Nature Protection of Uzbekistan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

  • The Aral Sea region has been heavily affected by severe climate change impacts, worsened by the degrading state of the Aral Sea. In Karakalpakstan, increased occurrence of droughts is placing serious strains on what little water is still available for irrigation. The main activities of the project, funded by the Adaptation Fund under the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), include: providing support to the central, regional, and local governments and to the vulnerable rural communities in order to increase their resilience towards climate change. This is in line with the Government Strategic Development Action Plan for 2017-2021, in particular for its third key direction “Priority development of national economy”.

  • The project objective is to provide Uzbekistan’s rural population with improved, affordable and environmentally friendly living conditions. The project seeks to transform the rapidly growing rural housing sector in Uzbekistan towards a more sustainable and low-carbon development pathway by designing, piloting and scaling-up a green mortgage market mechanism, which will boost the demand for low-carbon housing among the Uzbek rural population.

  • The objective of the Project Preparation Grant is to develop a full-sized project “Sustainable natural resource and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversity” that aims to demonstrate viability of landscape approach to conservation of internationally important biodiversity, land and forest resources in Uzbekistan’s Mountain Ecosystems in harmony with sustainable development of local communities.

  • The project aims at strengthening institutional frameworks and technical capacities for water management at basin, water user association and farm levels while increasing the awareness on effective rational water use.

  • The objective of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme is to support the Government of Uzbekistan in strengthening their national capacities to manage climate financing, in particular through the GCF.

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