Resilience and Sustainable Development

Protection and conservation of the environment is becoming increasingly important because of the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Large-scale forest logging, commercial agriculture and associated land clearing, threaten the sustainability of natural resources. Leveraging environment and climate funding help enable the countries and territories to step up their activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation and in integrating climate change and disaster risk management into national and sectoral planning.

Our Goals

UNDP works with Pacific Island countries (PICs) to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable development and addressing gaps in environmental legislation. UNDP also helps in climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation of biodiversity, minimizing land degradation, ensuring efficient and equitable water resources management and water supply and sanitation delivery, replicating best practices for solid waste management programmes and increasing efforts towards enabling access to electricity, environmentally sustainable transportation and cleaner/affordable fuels at both national and community levels.more

UNDP and the Environment

Enhancing the performance of existing mangrove areas to act as buffers during floods and filters for soil and other debris transported down-stream, is an objective of the Navutulevu Coral Reef Resilience Project. Implemented in partnership with the Navutulevu Women’s Club and was made possible with a small grant from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP. Photo: Katarina Atalaifo/GEF/SGP.more

Our Stories

Tree planting on the island of Cikobia in Fiji. Photo: Supplied.

Meeting vulnerability head on in the islands of Fiji

Surviving the brunt of two major cyclones (category four in a scale of five), in a span of three years is no small feat. Fifty-eight yearmore 

In Kiribati, many homes are located near the sea or lagoon making them vulnerable to disasters. Photo: Sheryl Ho/UNDP

The rising sea, the changing tides in Kiribati

Boobu Tioram has dismantled and moved his house three times in the past nine years. It was either this, or watch his home get washed awaymore 

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Projects and Initiatives

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