Environment & Energy

Environment
A worker at the Bamyan environment centre, a UNDP-supported NGO, holds up environmentally friendly heating and cooking equipment. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan / Rob Few
  • Biodiversity AfghanistanBiodiversity 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 ChangeClimate ChangeUNDP 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 ProgrammeGlobal Environment Facility - Small Grants ProgrammeLaunched in 1992, the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) SGP addresses global environmental problems with a people-centred approach that benefits local people and generates direct community benefits and ownership. GEF-SGP in Afghanistan provides support to various types of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including Community Based Organizations (CBOs), indigenous peoples organizations, women’s organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the GEF focal areas of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Elimination of Harmful Chemicals.

Our Work - Environment & Energy
Environment

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.

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