Environment and Energy

In recognition of the importance of environment in the national context, UNDP has prioritized energy and sustainable development with two underlying objectives: to advocate for a coherent and strategic vision on sustainable development; and to generate an increasing volume of grant funding for this sector to address critical national needs. UNDP launched its first full-fledged five-year environment programme in 2008, with the goal of including sustainable development principles into national strategies and policies. Since then, UNDP helped to promote a number of groundbreaking legislative initiatives on conserving fish, waste management, renewable energy sources, environmental code, energy efficiency and others.

Our Goals

- support to development of a low-emission and climate-resilient development strategy; - support to the development and implementation of Global Environment Facility (GEF5) projects to promote biodiversity, mitigate climate change and combat desertification; - development of renewable energy sources through small hydro, solar, wind and biomass, as a key strategy to promote biodiversity and mitigate climate change; - engaging with governments in Central Asia, international organizations, key donors and civil society to address the issue of remediation of uranium tailings and post-remediation monitoring and local development. more

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Chemicals for identifying PCBs

PCBs are resistant toxic chemicals that were widely used in various industries before they were banned in 1970's. UNDP helps Kyrgyzstan to identify and get rid of them.

Our Stories

  • Adult naked osman - an endemic species of the Issyk-Kul lake, which are on the verge of extinction.

    Saving unique fish in Issyk Kul

    "I used to be a fisherman – like 10 to 15 percent of the people living in my district," said Ulan Abdyldaev, a fishermen from the more

Projects and Initiatives

Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Almost all Kyrgyzstan’s housing stock was constructed during Soviet period some 35-60 years ago without any regard to energy efficiency. These buildings are now in obsolete condition and do not provide for minimum hygienic and comfort living conditions. Energy use per square meter is almost 3-5 times as those in EU. The project aims at reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in Kyrgyzstan’s building sector by 30-40% as compared to the current level. more

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