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

#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 

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 

Stories of Change

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Implementation of Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand

    Millions of people in India depend upon the Ganga for their livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river today suffers from overuse and pollution. This partnership between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Government of Jharkhand and the United Nations Development Programme aims to reduce contamination and improve the health and quality of life for 46,100 households in 78 villages in Jharkhand. The rejuvenation of the river is a key priority for the Government of India, and through the National Mission for Clean Ganga it aims to address a range of challenges, including waste water and solid waste management, industrial effluence and river front development.more 

  • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in Sindhudurg Coast in Maharashtra

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and financed by the Global Environment Facility, aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation into Sindhudurg coastal district’s production sectors. It also seeks to generate awareness among local communities on biodiversity conservation amidst the threat of unsustainable fishing practices, rising pollution from fishing vessels and maritime traffic in the region.more 

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