Environment and Energy

Uganda’s National Development Plan 2010/2015 recognises the importance of adopting sustainable patterns of living that meet the needs of the present without compromising those of future generations. UNDP is collaborating with Government and other stakeholders to reduce land degradation, conserve biodiversity, minimise and adapt to climate change, and, promote safe use of chemicals and chemical waste.

Our Goals

We are supporting the sustainable and renewable use of resources, helping conserve the various forms of biodiversity as well as help national and sub-national policy makers to integrate environment issues into their plans, policies and programmes. more

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Supporting renewable and sustainable energy access

The Bujagali Dam (pictured), a 250-megawatt power-generating facility, is Uganda's first private hydroelectric power project. Following Uganda's selection as one of the sustainable energy for all (SE4All) fast mover countries, UNDP is supporting the government of Uganda to develop a country support project to facilitate stakeholder coordination and mobilisation, technical assistance towards energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy; and strengthening accountability, monitoring and reporting (Photo: UNDP Uganda)

Our Stories

  • Grace Kyomugasho, 67, uses bio gas at her home in Kashaka Village, Lyantonde district, Uganda. As a member of the Obumwe group, she received a water tank and a bio gas digester from UNDP's Sustainable Land Management Project. (UNDP Uganda/2013)

    Bio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environment

    It is scorching hot in Kabarongo village, deep in the green valleys of Lyatonde district. Grace Kyomugasho, a widow aged 67 years, sits on the veranda more

Projects and Initiatives

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Uganda

Uganda is particularly vulnerable to the increasing frequency and severe droughts, floods and severe storms and their impacts on sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, as well as infrastructure. more

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