UNDP aims to contribute to a sustainable development framework in the country by ensuring environmental concerns are fully taken into consideration in Afghanistan's development. UNDP also works on environmental mainstreaming at the national and sub-national level planning, public awareness building and piloting community-based energy and environmental projects.
Environment & Energy
Biodiversity AfghanistanUNDP helps manage and expand protected areas in Afghanistan. We are supporting the establishment of Afghanistan’s Parks and Wildlife Authority. The new institution will create a legal, policy and institutional framework for protected area management.
Climate Change AdaptationUNDP builds government capacity to integrate risk and impact assessments into development plans at the local level. We help the government study climate change scenarios and assess alternatives for the agriculture sector in four provinces. We also assist Community Development Councils to integrate climate change risk into their planning.
Global Environment Facility - Small Grants ProgrammeLaunched in 1992, the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) funds environmental projects implemented by civil society. In Afghanistan, funding has been made available to a wide range of organizations, including those that work on issues related to women, local communities and indigenous groups. These funds have enabled projects covering biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, sustainable forest management, international waters and the elimination of harmful chemicals.