Energy and Environment
Energy and environment are essential for sustainable development. The poor are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean affordable energy services. These issues are also global as climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address these challenges at global, national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods.
Energy and Environment in Croatia
In Croatia, UNDP's activities aim to ensure that natural resources are used in a sustainable manner and in compliance with the international obligations and agreements that the Republic of Croatia has assumed, with regard to the achievement of national Millenium Development Goal (nMDG) 7 - sustainable development.
The main points of UNDP's focus in the Energy and Environment area are climate change and biodiversity. The climate change outcome is a reduction of the institutional barriers that prevent the use of energy efficient technologies and practices in the residential and service sectors. UNDP-supported interventions will contribute to National efforts to reach the Kyoto protocol targets for reducing greenhouse gasses. The biodiversity outcome intends to support greening and sustainable conservation actions and practices among the key sectors driving coastal and island development in Croatia.
Environmental Governance Programme (GREEN)
The GREEN Programme addresses the environmental challenges of preserving biodiversity and fighting climate change by ensuring that natural resources are used in a sustainable manner and in compliance with the international obligations and agreements signed by Croatia.
Ten schools in Croatia launch Solar Sunflowers
Hrvatski Telekom and UNDP install solar demonstration systems within a 400.000 HRK project
Founded by Hrvatski Telekom and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the HRK 400,000 project "Solar Sunflowers" is intended to educate school children about renewable energy sources through the installation of ten small solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Each "solar sunflower" will generate modest amounts of electricity and will also serve as a tool for students to learn about the benefits of renewable energy. more »