The project aims at strengthening water management practices at both local and national levels in response to climate change-induced water scarcity risks that are increasingly affecting farming systems in Turkmenistan. It promotes enhancing local capacities for adapting water management to the changing climate and builds on successes and lessons learned of a previously implemented initiative on land management.
The project supports reducing greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy management and reducing energy consumption in the residential sector in Turkmenistan. In this project, UNDP partners with the State Corporation “Turkmengaz” with the financial support from the GEF to strengthen incentives and capacity to build highly energy-efficient buildings and mainstream energy efficient measures into state construction and housing policies and programmes so that these measures can be replicated in prototype buildings.
The project aims to provide for sufficient and environmentally sustainable water supply to support and enhance social conditions and economic livelihood of the population of Turkmenistan; reduce GHG emissions associated with water management; prevent and remediate salinization of lands.
The objective of the project is to create basis for economically sustainable livelihoods in the agricultural communities of Lebal and Dashoguz regions of Turkmenistan. The project aims to enable farmers of the regions to overcome the barriers that induce water stress and other environmental hazards in the agricultural sector.