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).

Our Goals

We aim to incorporate environmental concerns and climate change adaptation measures into development programmes and policies.

UNDP contributes to the achievement of the Government of India’s sustainability targets and build resilience by addressing climate change, ecosystems management, energy access and efficiency. [Photo: Zubeni Lotha/UNDP India] more

Photo Essays

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How to be a Good (Read Sustainable) Tourist

In 2017, the Year of Sustainable Tourism, UNDP India offers tips on how budding tourists can channel tourism's power for good. more 

#IN2016: The Year in Review
#IN2016: The Year in Review

2016 has been a fulfilling year where we deepened our collaboration with central and state governments, launched several new exciting partnerships, and continued to support the transformational ideas that will ensure India realizes its dream of creating better lives for all its citizens. As we look forward to 2017, we reflect on the year gone by through the lens of the camera. more 

Stories of Change

Breathing Easy: Better Health through Improved Cook Stoves
Photo: UNDP India
Breathing Easy

Under plumes of smoke, women bend over their firewood stoves every day to cook meals for their families. It’s not just bad for the environment – more 

Towards a Healthier Future: Construction and Use of Toilets with Bathrooms Ensures End of Open Defecation, Improved Health and Quality of Life
Towards a Healthier Future

For the women of Soti Choki Pangro village in Sahibganj, Jharkhand, their newly constructed toilets have changed their lives. “We realized the meaning of dignity when more 

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