Environment & Energy

  • Building the Adaptive Capacity of Water Supply Services to Climate Change in Sierra LeoneBuilding the Adaptive Capacity of Water Supply Services to Climate Change in Sierra LeoneThe Building the Adaptive Capacity of Water Supply Services to Climate Change in Sierra Leone Project seeks to enhance the abilities of key decision-makers in the public and private sectors involved in water provision to plan for and respond to climate change risks.

  • Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative TechnologiesProduction and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative TechnologiesThe Energy Efficient Production and Utilisation of Charcoal through Innovative Technologies and Private Sector Involvement Project seeks to complement the Sierra Leone National Energy Policy and Sierra Leone National Energy Strategic Plan, established by the Government in September 2009, and ensure the provision of and access to modern energy services for improving economic growth, productivity, wealth creation and the quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans.

  •  Climate Information and Early Warning SystemsClimate Information and Early Warning SystemsThe project on Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change is part of a regional initiative that includes 11 countries in Africa. The primary problem that the project seeks to address in Sierra Leone is that current climate information (including monitoring) and early warning systems are not functioning sufficiently to support adaptive capacity of local communities and key sectors. This hampers long-term planning, management and early warning activities, and adaptation to climate change impacts.

  •  Adapting to Climate Change Induced Coastal Risks in Sierra Leone Adapting to Climate Change Induced Coastal Risks in Sierra LeoneOver 2 million people along coastal areas in Sierra Leone are expected to be at risk from predicted sea level rise. In addition to loss of properties and beaches, the consequences of coastal erosion and sea level rise include population displacements, flooding and saline intrusion, and threats to coastal aquifers, fresh water resources and agricultural water resources, undermining subsistence of local communities

  • Enabling Sustainable Livelihoods through Improved Natural Resources Governance and Economic Diversification Enabling Sustainable Livelihoods through Improved Natural Resources Governance and Economic DiversificationThe project contributes to addressing several SDGs through its cross-sectoral and holistic approach to reduce poverty and inequality by building capacity for sustainable and inclusive governance of natural resources, productive employment, inclusiveness, and mainstreaming gender equality. The project will also have a positive impact on vulnerable groups most affected by the Ebola crisis.

Our Work - Environment & Energy

UNDP works to enhance institutional and community abilities to recognize and manage potential disaster while supporting activities geared towards improved and long-lasting environmental management techniques in Sierra Leone. This entails supporting Government efforts to adopt environmental policies consistent with international environmental conventions, develop and implement a comprehensive disaster management strategy and improve national capabilities for sustainable waste management, deforestation, climate change, and natural resource management.

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Latest UNDP Sierra Leone Report

This 2011 Annual Report highlights the results attained by UNDP Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, UN, development partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The results achieved contribute to the achievement of national development priorities as set out in the Agenda for Change and the Millennium Development Goals.

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