Environment and Energy

The implementation of sound environment and energy policies are essential for sustained development in Maldives. UNDP works alongside the Government of Maldives to mitigate and adapt to impacts of climate change, and facilitates access, by vulnerable island communities, to improved environment management measures.

Our Goals

Addressing climate change, disaster risk and environmental sustainability are critical areas for Maldives, as evidenced by the impact of 2004 tsunami, which damaged the economic and social infrastructure by an estimated 62 per cent of gross domestic product. Under our current programme, UNDP will deepen alliances with national partners to continue facilitating the transition to climate-resilient low-carbon development, and improve ecosystem management for environmental protection. more

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable development in the Maldives is inextricably linked to the effective management of the environment and natural resources. Geographically, Maldives is one of the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate change impacts such as sea level rise. Protecting the environment and natural resources is equally critical to sustainable livelihoods and the Maldives economy, as it is to its survival. Photo: Munshid Mohamed 2010.more

Our Stories

The People’s Atoll - Story of the First Biosphere Reserve of the Maldives

The People’s Atoll - Story of the First Biosphere Reserve of the Maldives

AEC project made efforts to manage the environment and conserve the atoll’s exceptional marine and coastal biodiversity. more 

Using drones to fight risks from climate change

Using drones to fight risks from climate change

Our partnership with DJI has helped map the island of Maabaidhoo in 3D to empower communities to better prepare for development challenges caused by climate change.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

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