Environment and Energy
Environmental protection protection, particularly in the context of climate change has become an amplifier and multiplier of all some of the most formidable challenges Mozambique faces, whether related to human health, population growth, energy insecurity, or the pressure on food resources, water and others. To address these challenges, the Government of Mozambique, with UNDP support and other development partners, has developed a national climate change response strategy, which includes both climate adaptation measures as well as mitigation and low carbon development.
We support Mozambique in strengthening national capacity to manage the environment in a sustainable manner to advance poverty reduction efforts. Working with the government and in partnership with other stakeholders, we support capacity building initiatives that seek to mainstream environmental considerations into development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes to support sustainable and resilient development. more
Environemntal protection for sustainable development
Mozambique is among the most disaster prone countries in the world. The occurrence of natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, drought and earthquakes has consistently had a significant impact on people and the economy. Climate change effects have the potential to increase this risk in the future, and can easily undermine development efforts and increase vulnerability of poor people, who depend disproportionately on the environment for their livelihoods. Additionally, the legacy of the violence of years past in Mozambique continues to pose a real, albeit diminished threat. Residual mines, unexploded ordnance and questionable safety of stockpile depots are issues that demand attention, if a safe environment for sustainable development is to be guaranteed (Photo UNDP Moz.)more
Projects and Initiatives
In response to the devastating floods that hit Mozambique from January to February 2013, UNDP Mozambique launched a two year project in support of disaster risk resilient livelihoods recovery of flood-affected communities in Gaza province.more