Conservation and Sustainable use of Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve's Coastal Biodiversity (2002-2013)The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, home to one of the world’s richest concentrations of marine species is under threat as a result of habitat destruction, over-harvesting of marine resources and civic pollution. In response to the threat, this project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India demonstrates the possibilities of sustainable community-led conservation of coastal areas, and integration of conservation activities in coastal zone management plans.
Improving Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways System (September 2011 - December 2017)In partnership with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, the project supports efforts to improve energy efficiency in the Indian Railways, which accounts for roughly 2.5 percent of the total electricity consumption in India. The focus is on institutional capacity development, technical training, implementation of energy-efficient technologies and sharing knowledge on best practices.
Sustainable Urban Transport Programme (2009-2014)
The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India,
aims to strengthen capacities of government agencies national/state urban transport
departments, municipal corporations and transport experts engaged in urban transport
planning and regulations to reduce urban transport emissions causing environmental
damage. The project will also demonstrate sustainable urban transport models in 10 cities
in the country.
Transforming and Strengthening the Global Solar Water Heating Market (2008-2013)As part of a six-country global project across Albania, Algeria, Chile, India, Lebanon and Mexico, the India project referred to as the global solar water heating (GSWH) project was started in December 2008. The GSWH project aims to accelerate the transformation of the SWH market through creating awareness on SWH technologies; providing quality assurance by helping set standards and specifications; demonstrating innovative investment methods; building the needed capacities in the supply chain; and helping establish a supportive regulatory environment.
Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Mills (2004-2013)Steel production is an energy-intensive process that generates a large amount of solid waste and greenhouse gases. In partnership with the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, the project aims to increase energy efficiency of steel re-rolling mills sector, reduce associated emissions and enable penetration of environmentally-sustainable, energy efficient technologies in this sector.
India’s Second National Communication to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2007-2013)As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), India submitted its Initial National Communication in 2004. The project, with support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, aims to support the preparation and submission of India’s Second National Communication (SNC) to UNFCCC. The SNC will focus on strengthening the capacities created during the early phase, and to take into account the changing national priorities and developmental needs.
Biomass Energy for Rural India (2002-2012)In partnership with the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of
Karnataka, the project aims to build capacity of rural communities and other stakeholders
to overcome barriers in promoting the use of renewable and bio-energy technologies.
Energy Conservation in Small Sector Tea Processing Units in South India (2008-2012)The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, aims to
introduce energy conservation measures in the firewood intensive tea sector in south India by addressing information, technology and financial barriers that stand in the way of greater adoption of energy conservation technologies and practices.
Natural Resources Conservation Outside Protected Areas (2009-2012)The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, supports community-initiated conservation efforts outside designated protected areas in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. This includes strengthening the capacity of communities to monitor and sustainably manage their resources.
Access to Clean Energy (2009-2012)The project, in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of
India, aims to enhance access to clean and renewable energy for livelihoods in remote
un-electrified villages in the selected seven United Nations Development Assistance
Framework states of India.
Capacity Building for Addressing Climate Change (2010-2012)To ensure that national climate change policies are modified or adapted to meet the needs of the states, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, this project aims to strengthen capacities of state governments and other stakeholders both nationally, and across the states to address climate change challenges.
Capacity Development Initiative: GEF Cell and SGP India (2007-2012)In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, the purpose of the project is to enable India to effectively access, utilize and monitor resources secured from the Global Environment Facility through strengthening institutional capacity of the special unit set up within the Ministry.
OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
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).