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).
UNDP aim to incorporate environmental concerns and climate change adaptation measures into development programmes and policies.
Low Carbon Technologies to Enhance Economic Growth
In India, three out of every four rural households rely on traditional sources of energy, and more than 40 percent of India’s households remain without electricity. UNDP works with key ministries to improve access to clean energy, especially in rural and remote areas, and build links to livelihood generation and poverty reduction initiatives. UNDP also focus on enhancing efficiency in energy intensive sectors, including select small and medium enterprises, transport, commercial and residential sectors. Government efforts to remove market barriers to enhance dissemination of renewable energy technologies and applications are also encouraged.
Multi Stakeholder Climate Change Strategy
UNDP assists the government in preparing and implementing Climate Change Action Plans. This is demonstrated through pilots, developing capacities and encouraging involvement of a range of stakeholders, including those most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The effectiveness of national policies will depend largely on action across India’s states. Governments at state level have a crucial role to play in integrating climate change considerations in day-to-day governance and developing climate-friendly policies, programmes and regulations. In...