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

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Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River

Water is Life: Rejuvenating India’s Mighty Ganga River

In May 2016, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, India’s Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Jharkhand state government announced a partnership to rejuvenate the Ganga through improved sanitation and sustainable livelihoods. The partnership is supported by the United Nations Development Programme. more 

Healing Through Nature: Protecting India’s Traditional Medicinal Wealth

Healing Through Nature: Protecting India’s Traditional Medicinal Wealth

Since 2008, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has partnered with UNDP to promote the sustainable use and conservation of medicinal plants in three ecologically fragile states – Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. more 

Stories of Change

Protectors of the Forest: Communities Reverse Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh

Protectors of the Forest: Communities Reverse Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh

A UNDP partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, funded by Global Environment Facility has helped in restoring over 14,000 hectares of land, reducing soil erosionmore 

Feeding the Future: Organic Farming along the Maharashtra Coastline
Photo: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India

Green Harvest: Organic Farming along the Maharashtra Coastline

System of Rice Intensification technology, introduced by UNDP and Government of Maharashtra, has affected an increase of rice yield per gram by nearly 40-80 percent whilemore 

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