Resilience, Climate Change & Energy


In Turkmenistan, UNDP works to strengthen national policy and laws and provide expertise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable practices on energy efficiency, the use of renewables, urban development and household waste management. This involves working closely with the Government to pilot and scale up specific initiatives and technologies aimed at improving resilience to climate change-related risks, ensuring biodiversity conservation, sustainable land use and water management, and facilitating better preparedness for natural disasters.

Our Goals

In Turkmenistan, UNDP is supporting the environmentally sustainable use of natural resources contributing to effectiveness of economic processes and better quality of life of the population. In this work, UNDP promotes investment in low-carbon technologies, energy efficiency strategies and use of alternative energy. UNDP works with the Government to improve ecosystem resilience to climatic risks, ensure sustainable biodiversity conservation and land use in the context of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan. Reduction of disaster and climate risks, adaptation of water management practices to climate change and support to overall institutional capacity building for effective environmental governance are also UNDP priorities. more

Sand fixation technique helps prevent the desert from taking over the roads and villages. In Karakum pilot area, Bokurdak village grew from 3000 to 6000 residents because people can now stay in the same location (Photo: UNDP in Turkmenistan)

Turkmenistan has adopted the National Strategy on Climate Change until 2030. This strategy envisages not only environmental but also socio-economic aspects of Turkmenistan’s development, aiming to make the economy of Turkmenistan as “green” as possible. more

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Waterfall near Gochdemir village in Makhtumkuli district (Photo: UNDP in Turkmenistan)
Building national capacity of Turkmenistan for effective management of protected areas system

Residents of Makhtumkuli district of Balkan province of Turkmenistan are increasingly gaining from living in a natural habitat in the Sumbar River Valley, as more andmore 

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  • Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area System of Turkmenistan

    The project supports creating the enabling environment for the establishment of a functional, effective and ecologically coherent system of protected areas for Turkmenistan. In particular, it aims to help the Government in consolidating and physically linking a number of proximate fragments of different categories of protected areas with unique biodiversity into a single, more cohesive management unit - a national park. more 

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