Environment & Energy

  • Niue Ridge to ReefNiue Ridge to ReefThis project will enhance Niue's capacity to effectively create and manage protected areas for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and safeguarding of ecosystem services.

  • Economy-wide integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management to reduce climate vulnerability of communities in SamoaThis project will contribute to overcoming barriers by i) strengthening institutional capacity within the government, ii) enhancing inter-ministerial coordination of climate change adaptation, ii) promoting the inclusion of climate change concerns into development strategies across all sectors

  • Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)The PACC Project aims to significantly improve the effectiveness of the response to climate change in the Pacific.

  • Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)The global environment and development goal of PIGGAREP is the reduction of the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible renewable energy (RE) technologies

  • Niue Community-Centered Sustainable Development (CCSDP)Implemented in the villages of Hakupu & Tuapa in Niue, the CCSDP enables community members to organize collective action, by pooling resources and building solidarity towards resolving common problems and achieving a shared vision for community advancement.

  • GEF/LDCF Enhancing the resilience of tourism reliant communities to climate change risksGEF/LDCF Enhancing the resilience of tourism reliant communities to climate change risksTourism is the dominant sector of the Samoan economy contributing more than 20% of the GDP (Central Bank of Samoa). Small to medium scale Tourism operations are dominated by small beach “fale” (open hut) developments that are uniquely connected to the many small villages about the coastline of the two main islands of Upolu and Savaii. The principle resource bases of tourism are the pristine beaches, coastal, lagoon and reef areas.

  • Strengthening the resilience of our islands and our communities to climate change (SRIC-CC)The objective of the programme is to stregthen the ability of all Cook Island communities, and the public service, to make informed decisions and manage anticipated climate change driven pressures in a pro-active, integrated and strategic manner.

  • Integration of Climate Change Risks and Resilience into Forestry Management in Samoa (ICCRIFS)Samoa is experiencing increasing climate change-induced damage to human an economic development in key sectors, with adverse effects already experienced by its village communities.

  • Pacific Adaption to Climate Change Plus (PACC+)Pacific Adaption to Climate Change Plus (PACC+)PACC+ – a multi-funded project is implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and funded by funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Agency for International Development with support from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Programme.

  • Strengthening Multi Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL)Strengthening Multi Sectoral Management of Critical Landscape (SMSMCL)This project will assist the Government of Samoa achieve the long-term goal-“Samoa’s productive landscapes are protected and sustainably managed to mitigate land degradation and to increase soil carbon sequestration so as to contribute to poverty alleviation and mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts”, as well as to contribute to global environmental benefits by overcoming barriers identified.


The Environment and Energy Unit of UNDP Samoa MCO is based in Apia and is responsible for all energy, environment and UNDP-GEF funded programmes in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau. In addition, the Environment and Energy Unit is also responsible for a number of Pacific regional environment and sustainable energy programmes in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

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UNDP Samoa Multi-Country Office
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UN Building
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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
RCAR 2012

The recent Resident Coordinator's Annual report for 2012.


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