Environment & Energy

  • GEF Small Grants Programme in UzbekistanGEF Small Grants Programme in UzbekistanThe 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.

  • Supporting Uzbekistan in Transition to a Low-Emission Development PathSupporting Uzbekistan in Transition to a Low-Emission Development PathThe ‘Supporting Uzbekistan in Transition to a Low-Emission Development Path‘ project is helping Uzbekistan to transition to more sustainable energy use, promoting renewable energy use, promoting renewable energy use, assisting the Government in developing a low emission development strategy and mobilising resources for the strategy.

  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Policies and OperationsMainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Policies and OperationsThe ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Policies and Operations’ project works with the oil-and-gas sector in Uzbekistan, in order to minimise their adverse impacts of biodiversity. Practical solutions of how this can be achieved will be demonstrated on the Ustyurt Plateau.

  • Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plan of the Zarafshan River BasinIntegrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plan of the Zarafshan River BasinThe goal of this project is to develop an Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Use Efficiency Plan for the Zarafshan River Basin of Uzbekistan, to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework for the water sector, and to support the integration of water management issues into relevant inter-sectorial policies.

  • National Schedule in Biodiversity in Support of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategic Plan in Uzbekistan in 2011-2020National Schedule in Biodiversity in Support of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategic Plan in Uzbekistan in 2011-2020Present project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfil its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2 and will contribute to the country's efforts in implementing the CBD Strategic Plan during 2011-2020 at the national level.

  • Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Uzbekistan  Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in UzbekistanThe ‘Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Uzbekistan’ project works to build upon and expand assistance to relevant institutions, empowering them to create sustainable mechanisms for disaster risk reduction as per the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015).

  • Reducing Pressures on Natural Resources from Competing Land Use in Non-Irrigated Arid Mountain, Semi-Desert and Desert Landscapes of UzbekistanReducing Pressures on Natural Resources from Competing Land Use in Non-Irrigated Arid Mountain, Semi-Desert and Desert Landscapes of UzbekistanThe 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.

  • Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out  in the CEIT RegionInitial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT RegionThe 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).

  • Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of UzbekistanDeveloping climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of UzbekistanThe UNDP project ‘Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan’ is funded by the Adaptation Fund under UNFCCC. It is aimed at increasing climate resilience of farming and pastoral communities that are living in Karakalpakstan (Aral Sea disaster region) to climate change impacts.

  • Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural HousingMarket Transformation for Sustainable Rural HousingThe objective of this Project Preparatory Grant stage is to develop a full project document for a UNDP/GEF project “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing” that is aiming at transforming 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.

  • Sustainable natural resource and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversitySustainable natural resource and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversityThe 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.

OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

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.

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The United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDAF for the Republic of Uzbekistan: 2010-2015

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for the Republic of Uzbekistan is the result of a consultative process undertaken to analyse how the United Nations can most effectively respond to Uzbekistan’s national priorities and needs.

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