Ensure environmental sustainability

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 UNDP in Uzbekistan: Balancing agriculture with environmental protection is key to managing Uzbekistan's essential natural resources

When working to ensure environmental sustainability, Uzbekistan has focused its resources on integrating sustainable development principles into country policies and programmes, and on increasing access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In recent years efforts have been made to implement programmes to improve energy efficiency, prevent land degradation, preserve biodiversity and mitigate the impacts of climate change.  

While per capita emissions of CO2 have been falling since 2004, ensuring the economy’s energy efficiency remains a key challenge. Other continuing priorities include developing the national capacity to manage forest resources, and improving water efficiency in agriculture. Ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation also remains a key priority. Official data indicates that in 2011 82.7 per cent of the population had access to safe drinking water, compared to 80.4 per cent in 2000. Achieving environmental sustainability in Uzbekistan will require the continued reform of energy and agricultural sectors, the adoption of a national forestry program, and additional measures to enhance water delivery and sewage systems.

UNDP's work in Uzbekistan

New gardens grown on previously-infertile land
UNDP IN UZBEKISTAN: HOME GARDENS LIKE NAVRUZHON'S REPRESENT A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARDS IMPROVING LAND QUALITY IN WESTERN UZBEKISTAN
Gardens in the Desert

For Navruzhon Alanova, her garden is almost a miracle. What was before a block of dry, loose sand, is now a fertile plot producing fresh fruits and vegetables for her family. more 

Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
UNDP IN UZBEKISTAN: THE COMBINED HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION HAS HELPED ENCOURAGE ITS NATIONWIDE ADOPTION
Better Buildings, Cleaner Environment

The ‘Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan’ project, conducted since 2009 in partnership with the State Committee for Architecture and Construction of Uzbekistan (Gosarchitectstroy) institute, has worked ceaselessly to reduce both energy consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions of Uzbekistan’s public buildings.more 

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