Sustainable Development Summit

20 Jun 2012

What is Rio+20?

The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.

Sustainable development is about people. It is about creating jobs and improving lives while respecting the environment. Eradicating poverty, preventing conflicts, empowering women and girls, and building responsible governing institutions are critical components.

UNDP in Rio+20

Monday, 18 June

Tuesday, 19 June

Wednesday, 20 June

Thursday, 21 June

Our projects for sustainable development

  • CFC-elimination project


  • Improving daily life

    Improved cook stoves are more energy efficient than traditional ones. A UNDP project has provided 75,000 stoves in various provinces of the country.more

  • Investing in renewable energy

    Renewable energy sources provide reliable, low-cost electricity to a large number of isolated, rural communities in Nepal.more

  • Prioritizing adaptation

    New awareness of climate change issues help build national capacities for mitigation and adaptation.more