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: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India]

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Stories of Change

  • Photo: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India

    Fishing for the Future
    Fishing for the Future

    Fishermen along India’s western coast are now using square mesh nets and practicing sustainable marine fishing. It is earning them higher incomes, protecting marine biodiversity andmore

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    Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland
    Women Farmers Combat Land Degradation in Nagaland

    A UNDP partnership with the government of Nagaland has empowered 7,000 women farmers to adopt farming practices that can protect soil fertility, diversify livelihoods and strengthened market linkages. more

Projects and Initiatives

Mainstreaming Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants Diversity in Three Indian States (March 2008 - June 2015)

In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, the project seeks to promote long-term conservation and sustainable use of India’s medicinal plants through forest management policy and practice at national, state and local levels. more

Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Andhra Pradesh (June 2011 - March 2016)

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. more

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