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 Pacific Office in Fiji works with Pacific Island countries 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

UNDP is assisted the Government of Tuvalu to successfully access US$3.7 million from the Global Environment Facility to implement a national Ridge to Reef Project. (Photo: Unknown).

Our Stories

Samuela Pohiva participating at a side event in COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco (Photo: UNDP/Jone Raqauqau)
Protection of human rights should be at the center of climate actions

The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach tomore 

A farmer in Vatawai village of Yakete district volunteers his time on the Tokatoka communal Farm (Photo: UNDP/Kumar M Tiku)
Tokatoka Farms Help Arrest Land Wastage, Build Resilience and Food Security Post Cyclone Winston in Fiji

By Kumar M Tiku Yakete, Ba Province, Fiji: Whatever happened to the good old practice of growing multiple crops in a year? As Tropical Cyclone Winston robbedmore 

Regional Gender
Tuvalu fishermen have witnessed a decrease in coastal fishery stocks over the years (Photo: UNDP/Nacanieli Speigth)
Tuvalu uses ridge-to-reef approach to sustain livelihoods

Funafuti, Tuvalu: Coastal fishery stocks have sustained island communities for generations in Tuvalu but is under increasing pressure due to the impacts of climate change andmore 

Tuvalu Vessel
The completed Avuavu automatic weather station. Photo: Charles Kereau/UNDP
Guadalcanal Province gets automated weather station and rain gauge

(Honiara, Solomon Islands) – The installation of an automated weather station and rain gauge in the villages of Avuavu and Marau Sound in the Guadalcanal Provincemore 

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