Environment and Energy

The implementation of sound environment and energy policies are essential for sustained development in Maldives. UNDP works alongside the Government of Maldives to mitigate and adapt to impacts of climate change, and facilitates access, by vulnerable island communities, to improved environment management measures. Continued and enhanced support is envisioned in disaster risk reduction capacity strengthening as well as adoption of low carbon lifestyles and achieving carbon neutrality.

Our Goals

UNDP is supporting in sustainable management of the natural environment, climate change adaptation, and increased livelihood resilience. Continued and enhanced support is envisioned in disaster risk reduction capacity strengthening as well as adoption of low carbon lifestyles and achieving carbon neutrality. At the community level, UNDP, with the Government, local communities, and the private sector, has concluded a project to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources in Baa Atoll, which saw Baa Atoll being declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve and a Baa Atoll Conservation Fund being set up. more

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Sustainable Communities

Sustainable development in the Maldives is inextricably linked to the effective management of the environment and natural resources. Geographically, Maldives is one of the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate change impacts such as sea level rise. Protecting the environment and natural resources is equally critical to sustainable livelihoods and the Maldives economy, as it is to its survival. Photo: Munshid Mohamed 2010.

Our Stories

  • Of Tortoise and Men

    Of Tortoise and Men

    NGO Venture Club is creating awareness about protecting the tortoise population on the island of Kaashidhoo, with support from GEF-SGP/UNDP more

Projects and Initiatives

Tourism Adaptation to Climate Change

TAP: Increasing Climate Change Resilience of Maldives through Adaptation in the Tourism Sector more

IWRM Project

IWRM: Increasing climate resilience through an Integrated Water Resource Management Programme in Three Islands of the Maldives more

ICCR Project

ICCR: Integrating Climate Change Risks into Resilient Island Planning in the Maldives more

GEF Small Grants Programme

Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme more

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