Environment & Energy


Technical paper on United Nations climate change sessions, June 2014

The June 2014 session took place in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014 where countries advanced on the implementation of agreed instruments and on the understanding of the elements for a new universal agreement on climate change as part of global effort to keep the global temperature rise under 2 degreesmore


Technical paper on United Nations climate change sessions, March 2014

The 2.4 meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) took place in Bonn from 10 to 14 March 2014 where countries initiated the negotiations on a new universal agreement on climate change as part of global effort to keep the global temperature rise under twomore


Resource constraints and economic performance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

2011 - This report explores the link between resource constraints and economic performance for countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the use of the “Ecological Footprint” methodology. Evidence suggests that humanity is entering a new era where development globally will be moremore


United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn sessions

2013 - Governments gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change bodies’ sessions from 03-14 June 2013. There were over 1,500 participants, representing governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, the private sector,more


Report on the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, November 2013

This technical paper summarizes the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland (11-23 November 2013) from the perspective of Europe and Central Asia. more


Development stories from Europe and Central Asia - Volume III

The third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, compiles sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work, demonstrating the transformational change in the lives of people and societies. The stories explain how UNDP uses grant resources to catalyze larger flows of public and privatemore


Carbon footprint of UNDP Global Fund health initiatives in Montenegro and Tajikistan

Leading by example – UNDP starts carbon emissions measurement and reduction of its Global Fund grant operations. This full technical report provides a detailed methodological description together with a narrative of the UNDP administered Global Fund HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis initiatives inmore

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Our work on environment and energy

Together with the Global Environment Facility, UNDP is working for lasting policy and institutional change that supports a green, low-carbon and climate resilient economy and society. We’re also working to catalyze investment in clean energy and the sustainable use of natural resources, managing the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and ultimately leads to sustainable growth.


Countries in Europe and Central Asia face multiple energy, environmental and climate related risks and challenges, including a looming energy shortage. The region is characterized by high energy intensity and inefficiency. Other significant challenges include widespread unsustainable management of chemicals, depletion of freshwater resources, threatened ecosystems and loss of biodiversity, and global warming.