Environment and Energy

Featured Publications

  • Good Practices in Water Security: Ideas for Praxis

    A repository on good practices that address the challenge of water scarcity, the publication outlines how a joint project in Rajasthan has resulted in a 140 percent decline in expenditure costs per household.

  • Government of India – UNDP Partnership on Biodiversity Conservation

    The booklet, showcased at the eleventh conference of parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, is a compilation of UNDP India's work on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Greening Rural Development in India

    The report presents strategies for inclusive rural development embodying the principles of environmental sustainability. Through an analysis of six flagship Government of India schemes, it looks at improving quality of ecosystems, enabling sustainable livelihoods, strengthening resilience of local communities to enable them to recover from extreme weather events and reducing ecological footprint through efficient use of energy, material and natural resources.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Environment

    The document outlines successes and failures of past practice in dealing with disaster debris, implementing environmentally sound reconstruction, promoting environmentally sustainable livelihoods and rehabilitating ecosystems.

  • Guidance Notes on Recovery: Climate Change

    The document analyses past experiences in disaster recovery to facilitate a more relevant, sustainable and risk-reducing recovery process focused on climate resilient livelihoods, infrastructure, institution building, and community-based approaches towards climate resilience.


UNDP is committed to promoting low carbon, climate resilient and inclusive development. We support the Government of India in meeting national development objectives along with commitments under important multilateral environment agreements. Key areas of intervention are climate change (mitigation and adaptation), sustainable natural resource management (conserving biodiversity and addressing land degradation) and integrated chemical management (phasing out of ozone depleting substances and reducing persistent organic pollutants).