Environment and Energy


UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address energy and environment challenges at global, national and community levels by seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through programmes that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods. In Zimbabwe about 70% of the population lives in rural areas where they exploit natural resources including water bodies for food, fuel and other basic needs. Such exploitation leads to environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and contribute to global climate change.Read more

Our Goals

UNDP's work on Energy and Environment is focused on six priority areas namely frameworks and strategies for sustainable development; effective water governance; access to sustainable energy services; sustainable land management to combat desertification and land degradation; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and national/sectoral policy and planning to control emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances and Persistent Organic Pollutants

Sustainable Energy

In Zimbabwe, UNDP’s initiatives are aligned to the country’s Sustainable Energy for All programme that is underpinned by the National Energy Policy Implementation strategy (MEPD, 2011) and the SADC Regional Energy Access Strategy and Action Plan of 2010 (SADC, 2010). This is aimed at ensuring access to adequate, reliable, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable energy services. more

Our Stories

 Mr. Wiseman Ngwazi Tagurana, a conservationist and community leader

Building Community Resilience through Nurturing Harmony with Nature

Through a grant of US $ 50,000 from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme of UNDP in 2005, the Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA) has set up activities that promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.more 

Organic Farming Breaks New Ground

The GEF Small Grants Programme of UNDP has supported farmers to diversify their produce, improving food securitymore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEFSGP)

    GEFSGP was established in 1993 after the Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro to provide financial and technical support to community-based projects that conserve the environment and enhance people’s livelihoodsmore 

  • Coping with Drought and Climate Change

    The project seeks to develop food security and sustainable management of natural resources and the environment through among others, enhanced use of traditional and early warning systems, and integrating preparedness and mitigation mechanisms across sectors, policies and programmes.more 

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